Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

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  • I am Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and this is my wife Sophie. 
  • We are the Black Hand Gang!!
  • Sunday 28th June 1914 was a bright and sunny day in Sarajevo. Sarajevo in Bosnia was preparing for a royal visit from Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.
  • Crowds lined the street and waited for the procession of cars to appear. However, hidden among the crowds were six teenage (Bosnian Serb) terrorists sworn to kill the Archduke. They hated him and they hated Austria. They lay in wait for their chance.
  • At 10:15, the car passed the first assassin, Mehmedbasic  was to scared to make a move so just ran away.
  • As, the cars passed the Cumujura Bridge, the next assassin Cabriolvic, threw his bomb, drank his vial poison and jumped into the river. The Archduke saw the bomb coming and threw it out of his car. It hit the car behind and injured several people.
  • The Archduke was then driven to the Town Hall where he demanded to visit the bomb victims in the hospital. A new route was taken to avoid any more assassination attempts.
  • All except Princep went out to the cafe across the street.  At 10:45, the Archduke's car appeared next to him. He could hardly believe his luck and  decided that he could not miss now. He pulled out his pistol and took two shots, killing both Sophie and Franz Ferdinand.
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