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World War I

John E. Druesedow

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2013 |
Published online October 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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The international conflict known at first as the Great War was precipitated by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife, Duchess Sophie, on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo. By the end of July 1914, diplomatic tensions had risen to the breaking point; declarations of war among the principle belligerents ensued. The United States, under President Woodrow Wilson, maintained an official policy of neutrality until early April 1917, when it entered the

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