The Great War Revealed In San Francisco: 100 Years of Disruption From May’s Memorial Day weekend May 26-28 through the end of 2018, a unique and remarkable display consisting of eight 8-foot square banners can be viewed in the lobby outside of the Herbst Theatre and American Legion Veterans Hall in the War Memorial Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness […]Read more
Category: 1914: War Begins in Europe
On 28 June 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria, was assassinated by Serbian nationalists. This created a political July Crisis ending with Austria sending an ultimatum to Serbia; Russia, supported Serbia. Armies were mobilized and in August began marching across borders. Germany invaded Belgium, provoking Great Britain to declare war in response. Afraid to look weak the great powers of Europe started what quickly became known as The Great War.