WWI: Serbian government not accessory to assassination

Edinburgh Eye

On Monday 13th July 1914, a legal adviser attached to the Austro-Hungarian foreign ministry, Friedrich von Wiesner, reported to Count Von Berchtoldhis findings on the Sarajevo assassination. Von Wiesner had been assigned to examine the evidence compiled by the civil and military authorities in Sarajevo with a view to discovering the Serbian government’s complicity. He travelled to Sarajevo on 10th July, and spent three days examining the evidence.

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2 thoughts on “WWI: Serbian government not accessory to assassination

  1. Another fascinating snippet about the double-dealings and cover-ups that go to show this war was always sought by those in power, and not ‘stumbled into’ as the popular perception would have us believe.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • Indeed. I always used to tend towards the stumbling view having read my A.J.P. Taylor. These days it’s quite clear that most wars one can think of have been sought by one party or another. And don’t talk to me about Netenyahu…

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