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The First World War played a vital role in shaping the world we live in.
One hundred years on, its events and its impact can be difficult to comprehend – but break it down into smaller narratives and it becomes more accessible.
Ferdinand continued to the town hall but, later, the driver took a wrong turn and a member of the Black Hand grasped his opportunity, firing his pistol twice.
The bullet that killed the Archduke became known as “the shot that was heard around the world”.
He was riding in this 1911 open-topped Gräf & Stift Double Phaeton when the Black Hand, a group committed to freeing Bosnia from Hapsburg rule, threw a bomb at the car.
It bounced off and rolled under the vehicle behind.
Clubs were fashioned from whatever was to hand, usually boasting a long handle with a weighted end and garnished with some form of fearsome-looking metal.
Other versions, using nails instead of cleats, were probably extemporised in the trenches, or even at home, and sent to the front line.
The twisted, rusty sample above came from Gommecourt, a salient in the German front line on the Somme.
This one belonged to Edward Cole of Bootle, who scratched his initials on it and fitted a pin so that it could be worn with civvies.