The Assasination of Archduke franz Ferdinand and the Outbreak of WW1

The Assasination of Archduke franz Ferdinand and the Outbreak of WW1

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Describes the story of the assassination of the archduke

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  • On June 28, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, visited Sarajevo to insect the imperial armed forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Once Gavrilo Princip caught wind of the archduke's visit, him and his fellow members of the nationalist Young Bosnia movement took action.  they began to supply themselves with weapons given by a Serbian terrorist group called the Black Hand.  Princip and his friends traveled to Sarajevo for the archduke's visit.
  • The couple was touring the city in an open car with little security, when one of the nationalists threw a bomb at the car that rolled off the back.  The bomb wounded an army officer and bystanders.  Later, the car took a wrong turn where Princip happened to be.  Principo fired at the car, shooting Ferdinand and Sophie and then turned the gun on himself before bystanders  restrained him.
  • The archduke and his wife were rushed to seek medical attention, but both died within the hour
  • Over the next four years, the Great War began to involve, Italy, Japan, the Middle East, and the United States.
  • More than 20 million soldiers killed, and 21 million more were injured.  Millions of other people grew ill due to the influenza epidemic that the war spread.
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