Headline for a June 28, 1914 newspaper: Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo.

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Headline for a June 28, 1914 newspaper: Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo.

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How did World War 1 start? an interactive map lesson

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Heinrich Himmler photographed only moments after he committed suicide in the hands of the British. His trademark mustache is gone; he shaved it to change his facial characteristics & pose as a farm hand. A British doctor, who examined him after his arrest, failed to discover the cyanide capsule in his mouth thus allowing one of most barbaric figures of all time to escape just punishment.

Heinrich Himmler photographed only moments after he committed suicide in the hands of the British. His trademark mustache is gone; he shaved it to change his facial characteristics & pose as a farm hand. A British doctor, who examined him after his arrest, failed to discover the cyanide capsule in his mouth thus allowing one of most barbaric figures of all time to escape just punishment.

At 7:28am on July 1st, 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger". Repined by HistorySimulation.com

At 7:28am on July 1st, 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger". Repined by HistorySimulation.com

The First Battle of Ypres (October 30 - November 24, 1914) started the "Race to Sea", where opposing sides tried to outflank each other. The Allied troops were outnumbered and surrounded by the the Germans. They managed to occupy the "Ypres salient", but civilians casualties were common, as the city was shelled daily. When winter came, conditions became too muddy and rainy for any battle to continue and the battle was ended. The picture above shows wounded soldiers at the first Battle of…

The First Battle of Ypres (October 30 - November 24, 1914) started the "Race to Sea", where opposing sides tried to outflank each other. The Allied troops were outnumbered and surrounded by the the Germans. They managed to occupy the "Ypres salient", but civilians casualties were common, as the city was shelled daily. When winter came, conditions became too muddy and rainy for any battle to continue and the battle was ended. The picture above shows wounded soldiers at the first Battle of…

Cheshire Regiment Badge - The 1st battalion of the Cheshire Regiment arrived in Malta from Egypt on 21st February 1941. The battalion was responsible for the defence of the dockyard and it remained stationed there from 1st April 1941 until January 1943.  The regimental badge was carved on the bastion wall in the dockyard and was inaugurated during a ceremonial parade on 17th February 1943. After a reception in the dockyard in the evening the Cheshire's marched along the streets of Valletta…

Cheshire Regiment Badge - The 1st battalion of the Cheshire Regiment arrived in Malta from Egypt on 21st February 1941. The battalion was responsible for the defence of the dockyard and it remained stationed there from 1st April 1941 until January 1943. The regimental badge was carved on the bastion wall in the dockyard and was inaugurated during a ceremonial parade on 17th February 1943. After a reception in the dockyard in the evening the Cheshire's marched along the streets of Valletta…

The Topeka Daily Capital: Hitler Opens War in Poland Orders Army Meet Force With Force; Starts Offensive Along Polish Border. (Friday, September 1, 1939)

Start of World War II: September 1939-March 1940

The Topeka Daily Capital: Hitler Opens War in Poland Orders Army Meet Force With Force; Starts Offensive Along Polish Border. (Friday, September 1, 1939)

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