One hundred years ago this month, World War I officially began when German troops marched into Luxemburg and Belgium. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo a month earlier was the spark that set the European continent ablaze. Looking back, it’s amazing that after
WWI broke out when Norbert Schiller’s Viennese father was just 14. His penchant for the theatrical served him well after he was drafted, and his only brush with death came while he was walking back to Vienna after the war had ended.