In July 2014, JoJo Palko, University Archives intern, wrote a post on the beginnings of the “war to end all wars”. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated. That tragic moment put into motion the dominoes that would fall one month later, resulting in a war that would last four years and forever change the course of history. The war would forever change the University of Kansas as well. This post provides information about the Student Army Training Corps (SATC) and about KU graduate, Dr. William T. Fitzsimmons, the first American army officer killed in World War I.
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