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A Century Ago Today, Assassination of Archduke

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发表于 6-28-2014 12:19:55 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Naftali Bendavid, A Century of Scars From Europe’s Great War; Assassin’s legacy. Wall Street Journal, June 27, 2014 (front page).
online.wsj.com/articles/scars-of-world-war-i-linger-in-europe-on-eve-of-centennial-1403836504

Excerpt in the window of print: ‘Everybody has taken a little poison. It's nationalistic poison,’ says former Bosnian ambassador to France.

Note:
(a) Regarding the last name of the reporter.

Jewish name
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_name
(the first name is followed by either ben- or bat- ("son of" and "daughter of", respectively), and then the father's name)
(b) Sarajevo
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarajevo(section 1 Etymology)
(c) "Flanders, which was memorialized in John McCrae's classic poem 'In Flanders Fields,' hopes to host 500,000 visitors a year through 2018."

In Flanders Fields
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Flanders_Fields
(d) “Gary Sheffield, a professor of war studies at Britain's Wolverhampton University”

University of Wolverhampton
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Wolverhampton
(located in city of Wolverhampton, county of West Midlands; founded 1835 and gained university status in 1992)
(e) UK “Education Secretary Michael Gove, writing in the Daily Mail earlier this year, attacked attempts to portray the war as ‘a misbegotten shambles—a series of catastrophic mistakes.’"

misbegotten (adj): "badly conceived, designed, or planned <a misbegotten journey to Indianapolis>"
www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/de ... english/misbegotten
(f) Assassin Gavrilo “Princip, a sickly, 19-year-old Serb revolutionary * * * Mr Princip * * * fired point-blank at Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, killing them. Mr Princip was ineligible for hanging because he wasn't yet 20, and he died in prison a few years later. * * * Mr Princip's remains now rest in a small chapel on Sarajevo's outskirts”
Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie,_Duchess_of_Hohenberg
(1868-June 28, 1914 (age 46; archduke: age 50); “The assassin stepped forward, drew his pistol, and at a distance of about five feet, fired several times into the car. Franz Ferdinand was hit in the neck and Sophie in the abdomen. Sophie said to her husband, ‘For God's sake, what has happened to you?!,’ then she fell bleeding. Before losing consciousness he pleaded, ‘Sopherl! Sopherl! Don't die! Stay alive for our children!,’ using his pet name for the duchess. They were both dead within an hour”)

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