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Who was Givrilo Princip, Archduke Ferdinand's assassin?

June 28th, 2014
01:03 PM ET

One hundred years to the day since the assassination that sparked World War I, historian Tim Butcher eloquently weaves the story of what happened on June 28, 1914.

He speaks with Christiane Amanpour from Sarajevo – the very city where the archduke was killed. Click above to watch.

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  1. Sunshinebright

    Excellent report, Christiane. I read your blogs and this one is most interesting. Love interviews with people connected with world happenings.

    June 28, 2014 at 5:01 pm | Reply
  2. Joseph

    At least get the name right – it's Gavrilo Princip!

    June 29, 2014 at 4:09 am | Reply
  3. tdon

    I have no idea who Givrilo Princip was.

    GAVRILO Princip, however, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Is this who you meant?

    June 29, 2014 at 3:14 pm | Reply
  4. Annd

    Here is the original German WW2 newsreel showing the act of removing the plague by Germans in Sarajevo. That was one of first things they did upon occupying Sarajevo. Words inscribed on the plaque: "On this historic place Gavilo Princip heralded freedom":

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhLeaqhPXVU&w=640&h=390]

    June 29, 2014 at 4:24 pm | Reply

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