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Gang of Four - Broken Talk (Ft. Alison Mosshart)

Sounds like: Franz Ferdinand, Radio 4, The Rapture Song: Gang of Four - Broken Talk (Ft. Alison Mosshart) What's so good? English post-punk group Gang of Four is alive and well. It's been three years since the release of their albumShow More Summary

Gift from tragic Archduke Franz Ferdinand among Viennese treasures at Bonhams

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A smoking set given to the 9th Earl of Denbigh by Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, whose assassination at Sarajevo in 1914 sparked the events which led to the First World War, is to be sold at Bonhams Fine Silver and Gold Boxes Sale in London on 12 November. Show More Summary

Archduke Franz Ferdinand's 'Cursed' Death Car

The Archduke of Austria, Franz Ferdinand was the heir to the throne of Austro-Hungary, but never made it to that position due to his assassination, which eventually brought about war between Austria and Serbia. This is one of the starting points to World War I. Show More Summary

Franz Ferdinand’s Fateful Phaeton Update

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

1910 Graef & Stift Type 28/32 Double Phaeton loaned by Count Franz Harrach to the Archduke for his use in the June 28, 1914, motorcade through Sarajevo. Photo courtesy of the Museum of Military History in Vienna.   Recently, Hemmings Daily ran a story on the car that shaped the events that touched off The Great […]

Modern Vices – “Taller In The Sunshine” (Stereogum Premiere)

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Chicago rockers Modern Vices describe their sound as “dirty doo-wop,” but that’s not a very good description of what they do on “Taller In The Sunshine.” The song is much closer to the Strokes and Franz Ferdinand — swaggering urban garage rock with discordant guitar leads and a battered, hi-hat-heavy drumbeat topped off by a [...]

Could One Piece of Clothing Have Prevented World War I?

In 1914, the shot that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand was fired and World War I began. The Archduke knew that there was a risk of an assassination attempt, but he chose not to wear the body armor that Polish inventor Casimir Zeglen had created for him. Researchers

Franz Ferdinand – “Stand On The Horizon” Video

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

In Franz Ferdinand’s strange, striking new video for the shiny, horn-laced “Stand On The Horizon,” we see the band playing in a dark and mysterious seaside resort. It turns out to be the sort of place where younger men dance stiffly and robotically with older women, with everyone lit as dramatically as possible. The song [...]

The other assassination that led up to World War I

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

World War I, we have long been told, was a fait accompli after an assassination. The murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian emperor, by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo set into motion a chain of events that would explode into the Great War, a hideous conflict that led to the deaths of millions and redrew the world map. Show More Summary

The other assassination that led up to World War I

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

World War I, we have long been told, was a fait accompli after an assassination. The murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian emperor, by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo set into motion a chain of events that would explode into the Great War, a hideous conflict that led to the deaths of […]

8 Great Films About The Great War

Exactly one month after the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Bosnia, and after weeks of diplomatic negotiations that went nowhere, Austria-Hungary declared war on July 28, 1914 — a date often regarded as the first day of what would come to be known as The Great War, now better known as World War I. Show More Summary

Today in World War I -- July 4-10, 1914

A Botched Murder On July 4, 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife the Countess Sophia were buried at Artstetten, about 50 miles west of Vienna. The Archduke had never been particularly popular in Austria-Hungary. Show More Summary

Frankie & The Heartstrings – “Stand On The Horizon” (Franz Ferdinand Cover)

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Sunderland indie rockers Frankie & The Heartstrings have covered a song by their friends and neighbors from the north, Franz Ferdinand. Frankie Francis and company’s favored Franz song is “Stand On The Horizon,” a typically swaggering disco-punk track from last year’s Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions. The Heartstrings’ version amps up the nervous tension. [...]

Franz Ferdinand’s fateful phaeton

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Photo by Volodymyr Osypov. We’ve all heard the story: One hundred years ago, on June 28, 1914, looking magisterial in his plumed regalia, Franz Ferdinand, Archduke and heir-apparent to the throne of the ailing Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife, Sophie, in her gleaming white dress, parasol hoisted, are moving by car through the streets of […]

Liveblogging World War I: July 5, 1914: Germany's "Faithful Support"

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 Beginning

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.

Psychohistory and Changing One Event: What if Franz Ferdinand Hadn't Been Shot?

(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)

Deadspin How Two Infamous Ex-ESPNers Benefited From A Bristol VIP's Night Out | Gizmodo What Everyon

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Deadspin How Two Infamous Ex-ESPNers Benefited From A Bristol VIP's Night Out | Gizmodo What Everyone's Getting Wrong About Facebook's "Creepy" Study | io9 What If the Assassination Of Franz Ferdinand Had Been Liveblogged? | Lifehacker Get Better Brainstorming Results with Creative Analogies Read more...

BBC 'Live Blogs' The Assassination Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Syrian TV Accidentally Prints Franz Ferdinand's Assassination as Breaking News

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

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