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The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
Updated: 9/30/2019
The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
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  • This is a visual representation of the spark of WW1, the death of Franz Ferdinand.
  • In March 1914, the archduke of Austria-Hungary, Franz Ferdinand, and his wife decided that they were going to visit the town of Sarajevo, Bosnia.
  • Gavrilo Princip, a member of the revolutionary movement called 'Young Bosnia' decided that he was going to kill Franz Ferdinand
  • In May, Gavrilo Princip and two of his associates went to Belgrade, Serbia. They were given six bombs and four pistols by the Black Hand, a secret Serbian society that promoted the liberation of Serbs outside Serbia.
  • At the end of May, Princip went to Sarajevo, Bosnia to kill Franz Ferdinand. Seven members of Young Bosnia were placed on the town's bridges. A bomb was thrown on their car whilst visiting the town. It bounced off and harmed some soldiers, Franz Ferdinand decided to go back and check on them.
  • Coincidentally, they parked right in front of Gavrilo Princip. Who put a bullet in Franz Ferdinand and his wife. Ferdinands last words were "Sophie, Sophie! Don't die! Live for our children!"
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