Sir Basil Zaharoff

ZAHAROFF, SIR BASIL [Zaharoff, Sir Basil ] (Basileios Zacharias) , 1850-1936, international financier and munitions manufacturer, b. Anatolia, Turkey, probably of Greek-Russian parents, educated in England. His name is best known in connection with the Vickers-Armstrong munitions firm, of which he was director and chairman. For his services to the Allies during World War I, Zaharoff was knighted by George V and decorated by the French government.

Left: Sir Basil Zaharoff, Right: Basil Bazaroff, The Broken Ear P.34 (Click on the image to enlarge)

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