THE CAUSE OF WORLD WAR l
The cause of WWl was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, on the 28th of June 1914. Franz was the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Sophie was the Duchess of Hohenberg in Sarajevo. They were killed by the Serbian gang called The Black Hang Gang.The assassination was the trigger of the war, by the great European powers to honour their alliances and look after their own country.
By the 4th of August all the European powers including Serbia, Russia, France and Britain on one side, Germany and Austria- Hungary on the other side, were at war. During the war other countries changes sides, such as Italy who changed to Serbia's side. Also many other countries such as Australia joined later on.
THE AUSTRALIAN INVOLVEMENT IN THE WAR
Australia was apart of the British Empire, because of this it meant that Australia was immediately committed into the world war.
Many Australian men were quick to enlist expecting to look for a 'great adventure'.