The Black Hand

The Assassination
In 1911, we see the
development of the
terrorist group “the
Black Hand”.
 Their aim is to unite all
the Slav people into a
single country to be
called “Yugoslavia”.
Over 2,500 members
The Black Hand were going into Bosnia to
cause trouble. Try and start a rebellion that
would spread to the entire Austrian
The Austrians are not happy about this and
suspected the Serbian Government were
helping them.
The Austrians announce
that the heir to the
thrown, Archduke Franz
Ferdinand will make a
visit to Bosnia’s capital
Sarajevo on the 28th of
June 1914.
The terrorist group train 3
Bosnian students living in
Serbia how to use bombs
and guns.
Gavrilo Princip (19) was
the leader.
The students make slipped
back into Bosnia 4 weeks
before the Archduke’s visit.
The Archduke and his wife
(Sophie) arrive in Sarajevo.
They climb into the back
seat of an open-topped car.
 On the way to city hall they
were attacked. (Bomb)
 The Archduke manage to
deflect the bomb and it hit
the car behind them.
On the way back to the
train station his driver
takes a wrong turn. Princip
(Black Hand) happened to
be on the street.
 Princip fires 2 shots. One
bullet hit Ferdinand in the
throat, and the other hit
Sophie (wife) in the
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