Watch How Two Bullets Started World War One Exactly 100 Years Ago This Summer

by • September 7, 2014 • HistoryComments (0)1987

Known as The Great War at the time, it wasn’t referred to as World War One until World War Two came along.  Exactly 100 years ago this summer, this “war to end all wars” began with the assassination of the heir apparent to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife, in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo.  But how exactly is it possible that the killing of one Archduke could pull the entire world into such an epic war?  Watch as CBS Sunday Morning walks us through the series of unfortunate events that also happened to lead to a new world map when it was all said and done. 

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