Exactly one hundred years ago, the First World War did not begin.
On July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia – retribution for the assassination of Austria’s heir to the throne in Sarajevo, one month before.
Over the next week, Europe’s royals – all relatives – spoke as the clock ticked down to Armageddon. Russia’s Czar Nicholas and Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm, cousins, exchanged affectionate telegrams, signing off “Nicky” and “Willy.” Meanwhile, King George V of Great Britain was working behind the scenes.
Hala Gorani has the story. Click above to watch.