Families in the Moravian city of Brno welcome the Germans with swastika flags and fascist salutes following the Anschluss March 1939
Hermann Freiherr Kövess von Kövessháza was the final, and completely ceremonial, Commander-in-Chief of Austria-Hungary. He served as a generally competent and unremarkable commander in the Austro-Hungarian Army and was close to retirement in 1914 when The First World War broke out and he was given a command post.
NIEUWKERKE, Belgium (AP) — A century after the start of World War I, Belgium and France are still scarred by over 1,000 graveyards, countless bomb craters, rusting gas shells, bunkers and trenches that tore apart the Western Front for four years.
Final moments: The Archduke and Sophie in Sarajevo moments before Gavril Princip launched his attack
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September 24, 1916 - Brusilov Offensive Ends. Pictured - Dead Russian soldiers hang on barbed wire after a failed attack.
March 1938, Vienna, Austria. Police trying to control the masses upon the arrival of Hitler.
Austro-Hungarian troops executing Serbian civilians, likely ca. 1915. Serbians suffered greatly during the war years, counting more than a million casualties by 1918, including losses in battle, mass executions, and the worst typhus epidemic in history
Artur Gustav Martin Phleps (29 November 1881 – 21 September 1944) was an Austro-Hungarian, Romanian and German army officer who held the rank of SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS (lieutenant general) in the Waffen-SS during World War II. An Austro-Hungarian Army officer before and during World War I, he specialised in mountain warfare and logistics, and had been promoted to Oberstleutnant (lieutenant colonel) by the end of the war. During the interwar period he joined the…