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The Great War: 100 photos marking 100 years since the start of World War I

Published: Sunday, July 27 2014 10:38 p.m. MDT

Associated Press
On July 28, 1914, a month after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie by a Serbian nationalist, the emperor of Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

It was the first domino to fall in a conflict that would quickly encompass the world, drawing in countries like Germany, Russia, France, England, Canada, Japan, India and the United States and becoming known to history as World War I.

July 28, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of World War I. In remembrance of that anniversary and the conflict that cost more than 37 million lives, here's a photographic look at the war that would become known as The War to End All Wars.

Timeline: > July 28, 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

> August 1, 1914 - Germany declares war on Russia

> August 3, 1914 - Germany declares war on France

> August 4, 1914 - Germany declares war on Belgium

> August 4, 1914 - Britain declares war on Germany

> August 6, 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia

> May 7, 1915 - Germany U-boat sinks the ship Lusitania; 128 Americans die

> January 19, 1917 - German telegram urges Mexico to declare war against the U.S.

> April 6, 1917 - President Wilson asks Congress for a declaration of war against Germany

> July 3, 1917 - First wave of the American Expeditionary Forces lands in France

> November 11, 1918 - War ends as Germany and the Allies sign an Armistice

> June 28, 1919 - German delegates and Allies sign the Treaty of Versailles, sowing the seeds for World War II

Read more about World War I here

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>> In this 1918 file photo, American troops carrying guns with fixed bayonets climb over a sandbag revetment in France during World War One.
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