The Great War: Illustrations by Jean-Louis Forain

Exhibition Dates: Feb. 1st to May 12th, 2017

Exhibition Dates: Feb. 1st to May 12th, 2017

by Sophia Raak ’20

On June 28th, 1914, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated by a Serbian extremist, throwing Europe into chaos that devolved to war a month afterward. Within a week of the first declaration of war between Serbia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire on July 28th, all of Europe’s strongest powers had joined, launching the continent into mass-scale war and beginning World War I.

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