The Assassination Of Arch Duke Franz-Ferdinand

The Assassination Of Arch Duke Franz-Ferdinand
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  • WE HATE AUSTRIA! WE HAVE BOMBS AND PISTOLS TO KILL THE ARCHDUKE! OUR PLAN CAN'T FAIL!
  • HELLO! SO LOVELY TO MEET YOU ALL!
  • I AM TOO SCARED! I CAN'T KILL HIM!
  • LOOK! A BOMB! QUICK! GET IT OF THE CAR!
  • Sunday 28th of June 1914, Sarajevo, Bosnia. Crowds were waiting the arrival of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand. Hidden among them were 6 teenagers from a Bosnian Serb terrorist group, sworn to kill the Archduke. They had bombs and pistols and also poison which they intended to swallow if they were caught so that they couldn't be interrogated or tortured.
  • I DEMAND THAT YOU TAKE ME TO SEE THE VICTIMS OF THIS DREADFUL BOMB! YES, CHANGE THE ROUTE IF YOU NEED TO, JUST TAKE ME THERE!
  • The car came into sight. The Archduke was wearing a pale blue uniform, a row of glittering medals and a military hat decorated with green ostrich feathers.with his wife, Sophie next to him in a beautiful white dress. at 10:15, the car passes the terrorist called Mehmedbasic. he took fright and did nothing.
  • DOWN WITH AUSTRIA! DOWN WITH THE ARCHDUKE!
  • As the car passed the Cumurja bridge, another assassin, Cabrolvic, threw his bomb, swallowed his poison and jumped into the river.  The Archduke saw the bomb coming and threw it off the car but it exploded under the car behind and injured several people. There was total confusion as the car accelerated away to avoid more bombs. meanwhile the police dragged Cabrolvic out of the river. His cyanide was old and hadn't worked.
  • YOU'RE COMING WITH US BUDDY!
  • The Archduke was driven to the Town Hall where he demanded that he was taken to visit the bomb victims. fearing more terrorists, the officials decided to take a new route. however, this was never properly explained to the driver. Meanwhile, on hearing the bomb explode, the other assassins left, assuming the Archduke was dead. But one man called Princip discovered the truth and miserably, he wandered along the streets towards Schiller's delicatessen cafe.
  • Princip was standing outside the cafe when at 10:45 when the Archduke's car appeared beside him and turned into Franz Joseph Street. This was a mistake and the driver began to reverse. Princip could hardly believe his luck! He pulled a pistol from his coat pocket and fired 2 shots at a range of just 3-4 metres. He could not miss. One bullet pierced the Archeduke's neck and the other into Sophie's stomach. 15 minutes later she died and the Archduke soon after her. 
  • Pricip was immediately seized. He managed to swallow his poison but it didn't work and he was taken to prison. All the plotters except Mehmedbasic were eventually caught, but only the organiser, Ilic, was hanged because the others were too young for the death penalty. Princip died however in an Austrian jail in April 1918 aged 23.
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