16 October 2017

From Bosnia & Herzegovina

It is always a pleasure to add a new country to the list of received mail. This is my first postcard from Bosnia and Herzegovina, sent by Sally (who arrived to the blog thanks to the A to Z Challenge).

The postcard shows the National and University Library. During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, during the siege of Sarajevo, in the night from 25th to 26 August 1992, the enemies shelled Vijećnica where the library was located at that time. As a result, many of its archival and library holdings were destroyed. It has been rebuilt since.

Also you can seethe Latin Bridge, an Ottoman bridge over the river Miljacka. The northern end of the bridge was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914, which started the World War I.

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