Words of Wisdom:

"i may be a loser but atleast i'm not alone" - Saqi

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Count Franz von Harrach rode on the running board of the royal car serving as a bodyguard for the Archduke.
"As the car quickly reversed, a thin stream of blood spurted from His Highness's mouth onto my right check. As I was pulling out my handkerchief to wipe the blood away from his mouth, the Duchess cried out to him, 'In Heaven's name, what has happened to you?' At that she slid off the seat and lay on the floor of the car, with her face between his knees.
I had no idea that she too was hit and thought she had simply fainted with fright. Then I heard His Imperial Highness say, 'Sopherl, Sopherl, don't die. Stay alive for the children!'

This excerpt from an eyewitness
account by a fellow conspirator in the assassination plot
How dared Franz Ferdinand, not only the representative
of the oppressor but in his own person
an arrogant tyrant, enter Sarajevo on that day?
Then came the matter of arranging it. . . . But
hereGavriloPrincip intervened. Princip is destined
to go down in Serbian history as one of her greatest
heroes. . . .
When Franz Ferdinand and his retinue . . .
passedGabrinovic . . . he threw his grenade. It hit
the side of the car, but Franz Ferdinand with presence
of mind threw himself back and was uninjured.
As the car came abreast he stepped forward from
the curb, drew his automatic pistol from his coat and
fired two shots. The first struck the wife of the archduke,
the Archduchess Sofia, in the abdomen. She
was an expectant mother. She died instantly.
The second bullet struck the archduke close to
the heart.

GavriloPrincip



JULY 28th 1914 AUSTRIA-HUNGARY DECLARES WAR ON SERBIA, RUSSIA MOBILIZES
AUGUST 1st 1914 GERMANY DELCARES WAR ON RUSSIA
AUGUST 3rd 1914 GERMANY DECLARES WAR ON FRANCE
AUGUST 4th 1914 BRITAIN DECLARES WAR ON GERMANY
AUGUST 6th 1914 AUSTRIA- HUNGARY DECLARES WAR ON RUSSIA AND SERBIA DECLARES WAR ON GERMANY
AUGUST 11th1914FRANCE DECLARES WAR ON AUSTRIA-HUNGARY
AUGUST 12th1914BRITAIN DECLARES...

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