Shadow over Serbia


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History Today
Vol. 8, no. 12 (December 1958), p. 837-846


The troubled politics of Serbia played a large part in precipitating the First World War. By a policy of violence and assassination, a group of army conspirators, known as the "Black Hand," laid a fuse to the Balkan powder-keg. Condemned by earlier regimes in Yugoslavia, they have lately been rehabilitated by Marshal Tito's Government