Twitter users reenact assassination that started World War I

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Lawrence, Kan. (AP) -- A century after the assassination that led to the "war to end all wars," social media users took readers on the June 28, 1914, parade route Archduke Franz Ferdinand traveled before he and his wife were gunned down.

The Lawrence Journal-World ( ) reports Saturday's re-enactment on Twitter was the product of a partnership between the University of Kansas and the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

It included the failed attempt to bomb Ferdinand's car and also touched on the love story between the Austrian archduke and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg.

Ferdinand's car participated in the re-enactment and provided some comic relief with tongue-in-cheek messages like, "STOP THROWING BOMBS AT ME #rude #ruinedvacation #notstoic #KU--WWI."

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