From Barbara Tuchman: The Guns of August: >"SOME DAMNED FOOLISH THING in the Balkans", Bismarck had predicted, would ignite the next war. The assassination of the Austrian heir apparent, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, by Serbian nationalists on June 28, 1914, satisfied his condition. Show More Summary
The Telegraph gives a step-by-step account of the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the event which triggered the First World War. Imagine the millions of people who read of this event in the newspapers, little realizing what was coming their way.
(July 1, 2014 09:00 PM, by Art Carden) While procrastinating earlier (yes, I admit it), I came across a question from LearnLiberty: If you could change the outcome of one major world event, what would it be and why? I had just been thinking about this in light... (0 COMMENTS)
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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the BBC reported on the event in 'real time' as if it were breaking news. It was a fascinating experiment showing how one of the most seminal events in modern history would have transpired on social media. Read more...
On June 28 Syrian TV accidentally flashed the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand as breaking news. Ferdinand was killed on June 28, 1914, in what is widely regarded at the catalyst to World War I. Syrian TV aired: "Flash '20 injured as explosion targets Archduke's convoy.'" #Syria TV mistakes @BBCArabic #WWI tweets as actual news. Show More Summary
This weekend’s centenary anniversary of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Prince Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia--then a province of the doomed Austro-Hungarian empire--marked the event that triggered the greatest, most horrible occurrence of all time up to that point: World War I. Show More Summary
Bosnia marked 100 years since the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo that sparked World War I, but the divisive legacy of the gunman Gavrilo Princip meant Serbs shunned the event. It was on a Sarajevo street...Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the assassination of some European dude named Franz Ferdinand. Thankfully it was a minor and largely forgettable event in the annals of world history -- and nothing really came of it. Show More Summary
When Franz Ferdinand was killed 100 years ago, few could have anticipated the ripples it would send through history
On 28 June 1914, Gavrilo Princip assassinated in Sarajevo the Austrian Archiduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (heir to the throne) and his wife Sofia. This act allegedly triggered the World War One. Read the rest
by the Rev. Dr Alan Clifford THE SPARK WHICH IGNITED WWI Dr Alan C. Clifford On 28 June 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo. This was the spark which started the ‘Great War’ (1914-18). … Continue reading ?
"This was European nobility at the turn of the century."Nedeljko Cabrinovic... threw a bomb and missed, wounding an official in the motorcade behind the archduke. Franz Ferdinand ordered the driver to stop. He got out and walked back...Show More Summary
It's been one hundred years since Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot in Sarajevo, launching World War One. Today, the city and region are remembering the moment with a range of events and emotions, the BBC reports. In Sarajevo's Bosnian national library, the Vienna Philharmonic is performing music reminiscent of...
Sarajevo marks 100 years since murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the death that sparked the First World War.
On June 28, 1914, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, were murdered by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo. The assassination set off a chain of events that led to the outbreak of the First World War in...Show More Summary
Brutally honest, unrelenting and poetic — novels can teach us about war on a deeper level than your standard textbook. June 28 marks the centennial anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, an event considered to be the most immediate catalyst to World War I. Show More Summary
The fuse was lit: Great Cars of Death III: The Franz Ferdinand Death Car A forgotten war to many, overshadowed as it eventually was by the horrors of World War II, it was — accurately for the time — known as The Great War, involving as it did countries from around the world and savage in [...]
100 years ago today, Gavrilo Princip (a member of a Serbian terrorist organization) shot and killed the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the thrones of Austria-Hungary. Princip also killed the Archduke’s wife, Sophie. After his arrest (which was, according to onlookers, brutal), Gavrilo Princip and his co-conspirators were given a trial in a civilian court, […]
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg,...Show More Summary