Historian James L. Stokesbury, author of A Short History of World War I, wrote
"'The Archduke opened his mouth and a gout of blood spilled on his tunic. He turned to his wife, begged her not to die, and collapsed. He had been shot in the neck. She was hit in the lower stomach and bleeding internally; she was already dead. Within minutes, so was he.'"
Pendergast, Tom, Sara Pendergast, and Christine Slovey. World War I Almanac. Detroit: U.X.L, 2002. Print.