“Sarajevo Sandwich Sydnrome” – Questioning the Reliability of Documentary Sources

sOne of the most popular classroom resources covering the assassination of Franz Ferdinand is an episode from the award-winning series “Days that Shook the World”

  • At face value this 30-minute film should be highly reliable: it is a documentary (rather than a feature film), produced by the highly respected British Broadcasting Corporation.
  • However, there are a number of assertions made in this source which are contentious.

This worksheet allows students to analyse the documentary in depth and thereby realise that “documentary” sources are not always as reliable as we might expect….