July 28, 2014

100 Years Ago July 28, 1914

Kaiser Wilhelm the Second's compromise proposal was presented to Emperor Franz Joseph at noon.

At 11:00 AM Emperor Franz Joseph had signed a declaration of war against Serbia. Just before midnight, the Austrio-Hungarian river gunboat SMS Bodrog fired the first shots of World War 1. 

SMS Bodrog The oddity on the bow is a mine-sweeping device.

SMS Bodrog today after service in 4 navies and three wars.

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