World War One
For books browse the Resource Centre Catalogue under the following subject headings:
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918 - Australia
Australia - History - 1914-1918
Browse the shelves at:
940.3 - World War One
994.04 - Australia and World War One
994.042 - The Homefront in Australia
The First World War began in August 1914. It was directly triggered by the assassination of the Austrian archduke, Franz Ferdinand and his wife, on 28th June 1914 by Bosnian revolutionary, Gavrilo Princip.
This event was, however, simply the trigger that set off declarations of war. The actual causes of the war are more complicated and are still debated by historians today.
Visit this website on World War One to explore the deeper causes behind this major war that changed the course of the Twentieth Century.