Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the Era of Assassination

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the Era of Assassination

by Lisa Traynor


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780948092886
Publisher: Royal Armouries
Publication date: 03/15/2019
Series: Talking Points Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 831,886
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Lisa Traynor is curator of firearms at the Royal Armouries Museum.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations viii

List of plates x

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction 1

St Vitus Day 1914 3

Weapons of choice 8

An international race: the development of self-loading pistols 16

Casimir Zeglen: the bullet-proof priest 21

Preliminary testing 27

The Zeglen Bullet-Proof Cloth Co. catalogue 36

Aim for the head 40

Pure silk 49

Franz Ferdinand's vest? 54

Conclusion 56

Notes 58

Bibliography 67

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