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With an unprecedented scale of trench warfare and enormous losses on all sides of the conflict, World War I (1914–1918) devastated Europe. This photograph shows stretcher bearers carrying a wounded man during the Battle of the Somme, France. September 1916.
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http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205191438 (external link)
Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, is assassinated in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. His murder precipitates the start of the massive armed conflict in Europe now known as the First World War.
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