The dismemberment of Austria-Hungary

In August 1918, the German army was about to be defeated on the western front. In just over a month, with the advance of the French army in Thessaloniki, the Bulgarian front collapsed. On September 26, the government of Sofia called for an armistice (signed in...

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The people of Bucharest and the bombings of 1916

For the inhabitants of Bucharest, the autumn of 1916 was just the beginning of their tragedy. Prior to the actual occupation of the city by the Germans, the capital was bombed by Zeppelin airships and Taube airplanes. And because it was a novelty for them, the...

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The stab-in-the-back myth: The armistice of November 1918

Immediately after the end of the First World War, the myth spread in Germany that the Imperial Army had not lost the war on the front, but that it had been betrayed by civilians, especially the Republicans who overthrew the monarchy. According to this myth, the German...

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How the First World War started without anyone desiring it

Started almost entirely by mistake, the First World War was the bloodiest conflict up until then. For decades, historians struggled to ascertain the causes of the first truly global conflict. However, international relations specialists, like professor John G....

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The Armistice of Salonica – when Bulgaria left the war

The Armistice of Salonica (also known as the Armistice of Thessalonica) was signed on 29 September 1918 between Bulgaria and the Allied Powers in Thessaloniki. The convention followed after a request by the Bulgarian government on 24 September asking for a ceasefire....

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