martes, 15 de julio de 2014

The Man Who Ignited WWI Has A Nephew Who's Still Alive (And Other Crazy Great War Facts)

A hundred years ago on June 28, a young man named Gavrilo Princip fired at Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie during their visit to Sarajevo. The assassination and ensuing instability precipitated what would become the Great War, the brutal conflict that would kill millions of people from all corners of the world.

That the death of the Archduke in a distant corner of Europe could end up throwing the entire global order into chaos is just one of the innumerable baffling aspects of World War I. As the globe marks the centennial of the conflict, The WorldPost presents a roundup of some of the crazier facts that will change the way that you think about the Great War.


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