TALK - Franz Ferdinand and the mystery of the silk vest

Wednesday 24 September
6.30pm – 7.30pm


Lisa Traynor – Assistant Curator of Firearms, Royal Armouries

On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, and within months the world is plunged into war.

Could this war have been delayed or even prevented had the Archduke been wearing a bullet-proof vest? Join us to unravel the mysterious case of the silk bullet-proof vest.

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Tel: 0113 220 1888

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