Who was Gavrilo Princip, why did he open fire, and what was his connexion to the Black Hand?
What role was played by the director of Serbian military intelligence, Colonel Apis? What did Apis hope to achieve by the assassination, and why did the Serbian government disapprove?
Protecting the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife on their visit to Sarajevo in June 1914 should have been a relatively simple affair. Why did the assassination succeed, and who was to blame for this extraordinary failure in security?
The shooting of an obscure Archduke in an even more obscure corner of the Balkans – in fact, the capital of a remote province that had only recently become part of the Austro-Hungarian empire – led to world war, the death of millions, and the destruction of four empires. Why; and how is this murder still relevant to-day?
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