Friday, June 27, 2014

Sarajevo assassination

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo on 28 June 1914 was first reported in the Press in Christchurch on 30 June 1914. Britain, New Zealand and other Commonwealth countries entered war with Germany on 4 August 1914.

Press, Volume L, Issue 15007, 30 June 1914, Page 7

The fallout from this event would ultimately claim the lives of 18,500 New Zealanders and wound more than 40,000.

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