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Bosnia and Argentina: Echoes of the Past

Duration:
11 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 16 May 2014

Pascale Harter introduces two stories of how the past leaves traces in the present - and asking who still remembers, and why.

In a Balkan farmyard, Tim Butcher explores tumbledown and neglected buildings to find a hidden 'relic' of World War I. Scratched on a wall, almost forgotten by the rest of the world, is the mark of Gavrilo Princip, the mand who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June, 1914.

Meanwhile, just by the railway tracks of Buenos Aires, Ed Stocker soaks in the quintessential Englishness of a local sporting club. Founded and attended (not to mention decorated) by generations of Anglo-Argentines, it's a place which exemplifies a different age - and an unexpected melding of cultures. And where else can you find the Queen, Winston Churchill and a giant moose head all displayed in a row?

Producer: Polly Hope
Picture: Gavrilo Princip, photographed as a teenager with his father Petar, around 1907

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