St Vitus's chapel, St Mark's cemetery, Sarajevo, 13 June 2014 2. The chapel was "built to commemorate for eternity our Serb heroes." Gavrilo Princip's name is at the top of the central column. As is well known, his shots started a chain of events which culminated in the First World War. Austria-Hungary invaded Serbia on 28 July (and was sent packing by the Serbs). But Austria was allied with Germany, and Serbia was supported by Russia, which was allied with France, which was supported by Britain. All were at war by 4 August. The war cost the lives of some 9 million combatants and 12 million civilans, and destroyed four empires including Austro-Hungary. One of the states which arose from its ashes was Yugoslavia, which incorporated Bosnia-Herzegovina. No wonder Princip was reviled as a terrorist in Austria, and revered as a martyr hero in Yugoslavia.
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