Peculiar Liaisons in War, Espionage, and Terrorism in the by John Craig

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Like the hero-assassin Milosh Obilich, Princip has been memorialized with a name that was not originally his, and like Obilich he used a hidden weapon to assassinate an enemy of Serbia. Neither doubted his resolve nor reason in acting out his murders. A variety of countries and secret societies have been blamed for complicity in the archduke’s murder including the Bolsheviks, whom Alfred von Wegerer, a Sarajevo assassination expert, identified as instigators. He based the theory on the words of Bolshevik leader Karl Redek, who said in 1937 that Princip was an example of a political prisoner who kept his secret to the end.

Axelrod, Alan. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to World War I, Alpha Books, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2000, p. 3. 61. Stallings, Laurene. The First World War — A Photo History, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1933. The French lost nearly two million soldiers and the Germans a little over two million soldiers. 4 %, Serbia 37%, Turkey, 27%, Romania 25%, Bulgaria 22%. 62. Balakian, Peter. The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Awakening to International Human Rights, Harper Collins, New York, 2003.

31 Danilo Ilic, an eventual conspirator against Ferdinand with Princip, found time to translate Oscar Wilde’s Thoughts About Art and Criticism. Ivo Andric, a Croat and Serbian sympathizer who became involved in Young Bosnian activities, was eventually arrested as a conspirator with Princip and Ilic in Ferdinand’s assassination and was sentenced to three years in prison; he spent the time becoming a devotee of Dostoyevsky and Kierkegaard. 32 30. Cassels, Lavender. The Archduke and the Assassin, Scarborough House, Briarcliff, New York, 1984.

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