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Franz Ferdinand accident could have changed course of history

One hundred years ago, and just months before his death, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was nearly shot dead in a hunting accident in Nottinghamshire, England. The BBC reports that at the time, the Duke of Portland – on whose … Continue reading

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Former Australian PM says World War I ‘devoid of virtue’

Former Australian prime minister Paul Keating has described World War I as a war devoid of virtue that arose from the quagmire of European tribalism. The Australian newspaper reports that Keating was forthright as he delivered the Remembrance Day commemorative … Continue reading

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