Instructional Video

Austro-Hungarian Pistols of WW1

Guns militaries used during World War I varied by country. An engaging episode of a larger series explains in detail the pistols used in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Individuals view a demonstration, learn about the pistol's connection to events in World War I, and view primary source images.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include in a unit on World War I
Classroom Considerations
  • Show with discretion, as some topics, such as the use of pistols, may prove sensitive to scholars
  • Video is part of a Technology and Warfare in World War 1 series
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Very detailed and informative on the usage of pistols and the military technology of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War I
  • Builds media literacy skills
  • None
Common Core