Franz Ferdinand

EPISODE 1.2: THE ASSASSINATION OF FRANZ FERDINAND

 

This week, we explore one of the most famous assassinations of the 20th century: the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, on the streets of Sarajevo in the summer of 1914. The assassination has been called the most important event of the 20th Century – the event that plunged Europe into the First World War. Join me as we journey from glamorous Vienna to the dingy, smoke-filled rooms of Serbian terrorists in Belgrade to uncover the mysteries behind the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne.