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WWI: Austria displays declaration of war on Serbia

On 100th anniversary, Austria displays its declaration of war on Serbia that led to WWI

WWI: Austria displays declaration of war on Serbia

VIENNA (AP) -- Austria is putting on display its declaration of war on Serbia on the 100th anniversary of the document's issue -- the event that led to World War I.

The declaration is part of an anti-war exhibition at Vienna's Leopold Museum. Austria and Serbia are sending diplomats to the show Monday, to mark the document's publication a century ago.

Austria declared war on Serbia after weeks of mounting tensions sparked by the assassinations of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie. They were shot June 28, 1914, in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip.


Updated : 2021-08-06 05:25 GMT+08:00