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In pictures: The fatal gunshots that triggered World War I

© Museum of Sarajevo

Text by Stéphanie TROUILLARD

Latest update : 2014-07-10

On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Honenberg, were assassinated by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip. The murders triggered the outbreak of World War I a few weeks later.

But what exactly happened on that morning in Sarajevo? FRANCE 24 reconstructs Franz Ferdinand’s itinerary and the fateful encounter with Princip that changed the course of history.

 

Date created : 2014-06-25

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