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From the Chicago Tribune and the article by Ron Grossman as it was one hundred years ago, the Great War, the First World War, as reported by banner headlines:
"Watching war a world away"
"By 1914, neighborhoods across Chicago reflected Europe's rising tensions"
Among those banner headlines:
"AUSTRIA FORCES WAR; SERB ENVOY GOES; FIRING BEGINS"
"LAUNCHING OF WAR SETS ALL EUROPE TREMBLING"
"CZAR'S TROOPS MOVE; MUST STOP OR GERMANY WILL FIGHT"
"HOPE FOR PEACE GROWS STRONGER"
"26 KILLED IN FIRST AIRSHIP BATTLE; KAISER'S ARMIES IN FRANCE, RUSSIANS IN GERMANY"
"ENGLAND AT WAR
Furthermore from that Ron Grossman article:
" . . . yet in the summer of 1914, many thought that after a short war things would return to normal. Soldiers reassured loved ones they'd be home for Christmas. A few contemporaries already suspected history's verdict. World Wart I would take a toll, never full repaired, on a Europe idealized by cultivated Americans as a model of civility and glamour."