Just before the First World War

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Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand, with his wife Sofia, comes to visit Sarajevo.

The ceremonial reception was organized in the town hall, located in the City Hall building in 1914 on June 28, and few minutes after a visit to the City Hall and the city government, Gavrilo Princip assassinated Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia.

After this event, the Viennese court was followed by a declaration of war on Serbia, and this event is taken as the cause of the First World War.

On exit from City Hall, minutes before assasination

Dramatical moment drawn by the artist

The very last photography of Frantz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia