Day That Shook the World, The

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The Day That Shook the World
Cinema poster
Country Czech-republic-flag.jpg Czechoslovakia
YUG.jpg Yugoslavia
Directed by Veljko Bulajic
Release Date 1975
Language Czech
Studio Filmové studio Barrandov
Jadran Film
Distributor American International Pictures (AIP)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Archduke Ferdinand Christopher Plummer
Sophie Florinda Bolkan
Djuro Sarac Maximilian Schell
Gavrilo Princip Irfan Mensur
Nedeljko Čabrinović Rados Bajic
Mehmedbašić Ivan Vyskocil
Jelena Libuse Safránková
Trifun 'Trifko' Grabež Jan Hrusínský
Mici Jana Švandová
Morsley Jirí Kodet

The Day That Shook the World (Original title: Sarajevski atentat) is a 1975 Czechoslovak-Yugoslav co-production historical film about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo in 1914 and the immediate aftermath that led to the outbreak of World War I. Starring Christopher Plummer, Florinda Bolkan and Maximilian Schell.

The following guns were used in the film The Day That Shook the World:


FN 1922

The Serbian terrorists of the Mlada Bosna (Young Bosnia) organization were equipped with FN 1910, but in the film were used anachronistic FN 1922 pistols.

FN Model 1922 with wood grips - .32 ACP
The Austro-Hungarian secret police investigator laid on the table gun of the arrested terrorist.
Nedeljko Čabrinović (Rados Bajic) training with a gun on improvised shooting range.
Trifun 'Trifko' Grabež (Jan Hrusínský) during training at a shooting range of terrorist organization.
Djuro Sarac (Maximilian Schell) during the arrests drew his pistol at the policeman.
Gavrilo Princip (Irfan Mensur) pulled a gun from his pocket ...
... and fired at Archduke Fedinanda in the car.

Roth-Steyr M1907

The standard weapon of the Austro-Hungarian police and army officers were in 1914 a Roth-Steyr M1907 pistol.

Roth-Steyr M1907 - 8mm Roth-Steyr.
A member of the Austro-Hungarian secret police holds Roth-Steyr M1907 in his hand.

Steyr M1912

Some members of the Austro-Hungarian secret police use also Steyr M1912 as their sidearms.

Steyr Hahn Model 1912 (1913 mfg) - 9x23mm Steyr
One of the Austro-Hungarian secret police officer holds a Steyr M1912.
A member of the secret police knocked Nedjelko by handle of his sidearm.

Steyr Mannlicher M1895

The Austro-Hungarian border guards and policemen carry Steyr Mannlicher M1895 short rifles.

Steyr M1895 Short Rifle (M1930 Conversion) - 8x56R
The Austro-Hungarian cavalry patrolman on the border with Serbia with carbine on his back.
Austro-Hungarian policeman in Sarajevo form a cordon for the passage of Archduke´s column.

Karabiner 98k

Some Austro-Hungarian soldiers are seen also with anachronistic Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser

Steyr Mannlicher-Schoenauer

Archduke Ferdinand (Christopher Plummer) and his secretary Morsley (Jirí Kodet) use a Steyr Mannlicher-Schoenauer rifle.

Mannlicher-Schoenauer Carbine
Archduke Ferdinand.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

The Archduke and his wife Sophie (Florinda Bolkan) attended the hunt ducks with 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge. The Parker Gun Company was absorbed into Remington in 1934.
Archduke Ferdinand.

Schwarzlose M1907/24

During the military maneuvers the Austro-Hungarian soldiers soldiers firing by a Schwarzlose M1907/24 machine gun.

7.92x57 Mauser - Czechoslovak VZ 24 Machine Gun

Homemade bomb

The Serbian terrorists also receiving several bombs with the time detonators.

Djuro Sarac (Maximilian Schell) showing others how to trigger a bomb.

Mountain howitzer

One of the howitzers used by the Austro-Hungarian army at maneuvers in Bosnia.


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