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Object details

Category
Photographs
Related period
Pre-1914 (production), Pre-1914 (content)
Creator
Unknown
Catalogue number
Q 107069
Part of
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand superimposed on a newspaper announcing 'War with Germany'
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