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It will be recalled that the first attempt on the lives of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife was made soon after their arrival at Serajevo on June 28, as their car was passing along the Appel Quay, just before reaching Ie Chumuria Bridge. Count Boos Waldeck, who was in the car behind theirs, said hat he saw a black package fall on the opened hood of the Archduke’s car, where upon the Archduke picked at up and threw it out. It exploded close to the front wheel of Count Waldeck’s car.
On arriving at the Town Hall, the Archduke is reported to have said to the Mayor : “What is the good of your speeches? I come to Serajevo on a visit and I get bombs thrown at me. It is outrageous.” He tried to persuade his wife to return to the Konak (the Governor’s palace), but she refused to leave his side, and drove with him on the fatal journey which ended in their assassnation from the shots of a student’s revolver.
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