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23/8/1914 Austrian forces invade Poland

The Austro-Hungarians launch an invasion of Russian territory, advancing into Poland. They meet substantial Russian forces at Krasnik. Heavy fighting ensues, with Habsburg forces seeming to have the better of it. 24 more words

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Nervesa

This picture is rather well known in Italy, but I thought it was interesting to share it with you anyway! It was taken in Nervesa, near the Piave River in Veneto and shows how trenches were dug in the town and even in the yard of this farm!

1918

20/8/1914 The defeated Austro-Hungarians retreat into Bosnia

The last of the Austro-Hungarian forces limp across the Drina into Bosnia. Their invasion of Serbia has failed. Honour and the interests of the Habsburg elite demand that they regroup and launch a second invasion of Serbia, but Austria-Hungary has more than one enemy. 20 more words

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The Prisoner

This propaganda picture gives a good idea of the state of K.u.K (Austro-Hungarian) Army in 1918: this Hungarian soldier is brought by a smiling Italian soldier towards the rear lines. He probably was a desertor.

1918

Church as an hospital

According to the caption, this picture was taken in a church transformed in 1918 by K.u.K. (Austro-Hungarian) troops as a shelter for wounded soldiers.

1918

16/8/1914 The last Belgian fort at Liège falls

The last Belgian fort at Liège falls to the Germans, smashed into oblivion by the monstrous guns of Krupp and Skoda deployed against them. Now the German army is free to pour into Belgium, to apply Moltke’s plan to have it march far west and then wheel down south to catch the French in the rear.

1914

16/8/1914 The Serbians smash the Austro-Hungarians at Mount Cer

The Austro-Hungarians have been attacking the Serbians defending Mount Cer. But in the small hours of the morning, the Serbians counter-attack, catching the sleeping invaders in their bivouacs. 27 more words

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