“Girl of Whom Footpads Should Beware” (Daily Mirror, January 22, 1914)

  • Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on November 20, 2017

Hetty Beard, the young lady demonstrating umbrella self-defence above, may have been among Pierre and Marguerite Vigny’s students. The Vignys themselves, however, had long departed England for their native Switzerland by the time the Daily Mirror published these photos.

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