This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and a new exhibit at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., details the events that led up to the war — from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the declaration of war a month later on July 28, 1914.
The exhibit presents archival newspaper articles and diplomatic communications from around the world.
"What is so interesting about WWI is that it’s not clear cut and not simple," says museum spokesman, Mike Vietti. "If you ask ten historians, who started WWI or who’s to blame for WWI, you’re going to get ten different answers."
The exhibit called On the Brink: A Month That Changed the World runs through September 14.