Monday, August 4, 2014

Lest we forget

It has been 100 years since WWI started. On the 4th of August, 1914. It started by the 28 June 1914 assassination of Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary.

The war soon broke out, with the Austro-Hungarians fighting Serbia. Soon the Ottoman Empire joined, and the war was heated up. New Zealand joined Australia, and ANZAC was formed. They went to fight Turkey. Unfortunately they could not succeed, so they had to retreat.

As the British, French and American armies conquered, the alliance between the Central Powers began to collapse. Turkey signed a treaty at the end of October. Today, the 4th of August 2014, is the 100th anniversary of WWI.

There was a 2-minute moment of silence included, to remember them. And now I have a question for you. How do feel about those who went to go fight for us?

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