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The Day That Shook the World

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The Day That Shook the World
Sarajevski atentat
Cinema poster
Country CZE.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 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 weapons 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 pistols, but in the film used similar-looking, but anachronistic, FN 1922 pistols.

FN Model 1922 with wood grips - .32 ACP
The Austro-Hungarian secret police investigator lays a gun belonging to the arrested terrorist on the table.
Nedeljko Čabrinović (Rados Bajic) training with a gun on an improvised shooting range.
Trifun 'Trifko' Grabež (Jan Hrusínský) during training at a shooting range operated by a terrorist organization.
Djuro Sarac (Maximilian Schell) draws his pistol at a policeman while being arrested.
Gavrilo Princip (Irfan Mensur) pulls the gun from his pocket ...
... and fires at Archduke Ferdinand in the car, setting into motion the First World War.

Roth-Steyr M190

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

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

Steyr M1912

Some members of the Austro-Hungarian secret police use also Steyr M1912s as their sidearms.

Steyr Hahn Model 1912 - 9x23mm Steyr
One of the Austro-Hungarian secret police officer holds a Steyr M1912.
A member of the secret police pistol-whips Nedjelko with 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 a carbine on his back.
An Austro-Hungarian policeman in Sarajevo forms a cordon for the passage of the Archduke's column.

Karabiner 98k

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

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser

Steyr Mannlicher-Schönauer

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

Mannlicher-Schönauer Carbine
Archduke Ferdinand.


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

The Archduke and his wife Sophie (Florinda Bolkan) participate in a duck hunt 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 fire a Schwarzlose M1907/24 machine gun.

Schwarzlose-Janeček vz. 07/24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser

Homemade Bomb

The Serbian terrorists also received several bombs with time detonators.

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

Mountain Howitzer

Howitzers are used by the Austro-Hungarian army during maneuvers in Bosnia.


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