world war i

Photo by U.S. Army Signal Corps from Library of Congress [U.S. Army Infantry troops, African American unit, marching northwest of Verdun, France, in World War I]
Deborah Savage, February 27, 2024

World War One broke out in Europe in 1914 following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. The United States remained officially neutral and stayed out of the war for several years.