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    Last month we spoke to Tim Butcher about his book on Gavrillo Princip, the teenager who started World War One after he killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. To this day, the Balkans has yet to fully recover. In the Hague, the trial of Bosnian Serb general, Ratko Mladic, aka “The Butcher of Bosnia” began last month, twenty years from the conflict . Will this go in any way to regional reconciliation? Tim Butcher is back in Ireland for the Lismore IMRAMA Festival of Travel Writing where he spoke on Saturday night and he joined Sean to talk a bit ...
    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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