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Shooting that led to war has digital update

The BBC is to re-tell the events which sparked the First World War in real time as they would be reported by correspondents today to mark the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Familiar faces from the corporation's news team such as Frank Gardner, Bridget Kendall and Nicholas Witchell will be among those involved in 1914 Live, .

The online coverage will take place for more four and a half hours on June 28 - 100 years to the day since the shooting of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo.

It aims to update the story for a modern day audience.

The BBC's special correspondent Allan Little will be on-the-ground with video reports from Sarajevo while Witchell, Kendall and Gardner will provide coverage of the royal, diplomatic and security implications.

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