World War I Research Guide

A Brief History
  After the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914, Europe quickly became engulfed by war. The political murder pushed the continent's diplomatic alliances of the nineteenth century past their breaking point, drawing the continent into one of the twentieth century's deadliest conflicts. Few imagined that the war between the Central Powers..... read more

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Scroll through history and discover the Battles & Skirmishes, Political Events, and Historic Happenings of World War I as reported in Missouri newspapers using this interactive timeline. To view the timeline fullscreen click here.