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    The Trigger – Hunting the Assassin who Brought the World to War

    The Trigger – Hunting the Assassin who Brought the World to War

    By Tim Butcher (published by Harvill Secker ) “The great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans,” were the ominous words spoken by Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of Germany in 1888. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914 has long been seen as the trigger for World War I, yet why is there still so little known about the man whose one bullet started the war to end all wars? Tim Butcher joined Sean today.

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