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Belgrade

View of Belgrade from the guidebook The Danube from Passau to the Black Sea, 1913, by The First Imperial Royal Priv. Danube Shipping Co., Translated from the German by May O'Callaghan, Vienna including the booklet of General Remarks-Fares; Time-tables, 1914.
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Belgrade.
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View of Belgrade from the guidebook The Danube from Passau to the Black Sea, 1913, by The First Imperial Royal Priv. Danube Shipping Co., Translated from the German by May O'Callaghan, Vienna including the booklet of General Remarks-Fares; Time-tables, 1914.

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Belgrade.

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Belgrade, capital of Serbia, on the south bank of the Danube River and facing Austria-Hungary, was shelled by Austro-Hungarian gunboats on July 29, 1914, the day after Austria-Hungary's declaration of war on Serbia.

Gavrilo Princip, who shot and killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, had been in Belgrade from March, 1914, and stayed until his departure for Sarajevo at the end of May. It was there he met Nedeljko Čabrinović and Trifko Grabez, where they received training in using revolvers and bombs, and and where they received four Belgian-made Browning revolvers, six bombs, and cyanide tablets. The three me carried the weapons back with them to Bosnia-Herzegovina.

During the last of the three Austro-Hungarian invasions of 1914, the Serbs evacuated the city on December 2, 1914, and retook it on December 15.

In the invasion and defeat of Serbia, the city fell again on October 9, 1915 to forces under German General August von Mackensen.

The city was liberated at the end of October 1918.

Belgrade is a city in Serbia.

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Statistics for Belgrade (1)

Type Statistic
Population 89,876