Tag Archives: WW1

Jun 30 2014

Serbia, Sarajevo and the outbreak of the First World War

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 The assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Habsburg throne, and, by accident, duchess Sophie, by Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914 triggered the First World War, the causes of which are deeply complex. Disagreements regarding the … Continue reading

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Jun 28 2014

The legacy of Young Bosnia: Our own America

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 Franz Ferdinand’s (somewhat casual) assassin, Gavrilo Princip, was loathed as the most wicked of murderers and hailed as a liberation hero. One hundred years on, the role of the group that orchestrated the plot, Young Bosnia, is still debated. The … Continue reading

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