The Great War
World War I (WWI) began on July 28th, 1914 and lasted until November 11th, 1918. Prior to World War II it was also known as the "Great War" or "The War to End All Wars." The war redefined many countries in Europe and its immediate vicinity.
Of special interest to the St. Procopius community, which was predominantly of Eastern European descent, was the independence granted to the Czech people. The Treaty of Trianon split Austria-Hungary into several successor states, including Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, and Yugoslavia. (1)