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The Great War: Remembering the ‘war to end all wars’ 100 years on

What really triggered World War I, and could it happen again?

A hundred years ago today, in 1914, a bomb blew up and gunshots rang out in Sarajevo, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, killing the heir to the Empire, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg.

Those shots, fired by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six assassins, have since gone down in history as the catalyst for the dominos that fell and triggered World War I, a war that lasted from July 28, 1914, to Nov 11, 1918, and that killed over The Star Online Highlights

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