How Archduke Franz Ferdinand took in the sights: through his sights

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If the terrorists had not botched their work, it would have been a bomb that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie that fateful Sunday morning in Sarajevo a century ago.

Instead, the bomb hurled by Nedeljko Cabrinovic exploded under the car behind, injuring its ­passengers but leaving the archduke unscathed. Later that same day, June 28, 1914, freakish ill fortune delivered the archduke’s car within easy range of the assassin Gavrilo Princip, who lost no time in pumping bullets from his Browning into the archduke’s jugular and Sophie’s abdomen. Both were dead in minutes.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNationwide News Pty Ltd
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameThe Weekend Australian Magazine


  • World War I
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand
  • Nedeljko Cabrinovic


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