Wed Apr 4, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Two shots heard around the World- June 28, 1914

Sponsored by: Seymour Public Library

The Seymour Library is pleased to host a program with the lecturer Mark Albertson. Mark is the historical researcher editor of Army Aviation and a long time member of the U.S. Naval Institute.
With the assassination of Franz-Ferdinand and Sophie on June 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary blamed Serbia for the attack. As Russia supported Serbia, the Austro-Hungarian declaration of war was delayed until assurances from German leader Kaiser Wilhelm that Germany would ally with them in the event of Russian interventions. On July 28, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, and peace between Europe’s great powers collapsed. Within a week Russia, Belgium, France, Great Britain and Serbia had lined up against Austria-Hungary and Germany and World War I had begun.
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Admission: Free
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