Archduke Franz Ferdinands assassination by the Black Hand terrorist

Archduke franz ferdinands assassination by the black

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18.Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination by the Black Hand terrorist organizationa.On June 28, 1914, a teenage Serbian nationalist gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, as their motorcade maneuvered through the streets of Sarajevo. Next in line for the Austro-Hungarian throne, Ferdinand had not been particularly well liked in aristocratic circles. Nonetheless, his death quickly set off a chain reaction of events culminating in the outbreak of World War I.b.The Black Hand movement wanted Serbia to be free from Austro-Hungarian rule. The Black Handmovement was founded by Captain Dragutin Dimitrijevic, better known as ‘Apis’. Gavrilo Princip(see photo), the assassin of Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie at Sarajevo on June 28th 1914, was a member of the Black Hand movement.18.Schlieffen Plan
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