How did the Romanians saw the entrance of the United States in the First World War. The memoirs of I. G. Duca

The year 1917 was crucial to the fate of the First World War. It was the year when the Central Powers were closest to winning the war, following successes on both the Western and Eastern fronts. In 1917, the fate of Romania was hanging by a thread, its army was...

The secret correspondence of the Austro-Hungarian ambassador to Bucharest in the summer of 1914

Between July and August 1914, the Austro-Hungarian ambassador to Bucharest, Count Ottokar Czernin, had an intense correspondence with his superior in Vienna, Count Leopold Berchtold, Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary. Berchtold informed Czernin about the events in...

Queen Marie, the first day in Paris: “Everything and everyone is pressing me at the same time”

She hardly just resumed her ordinary life in Cotroceni- as it was before she went into exile- that Queen Marie was again called on to serve the country. The Romanian delegation had already left for the Paris Peace Conference, but the Queen’s relations, prestige and...

The day after the Union. December 2, 1918: “It was wonderful!”

Everyone remembers now how the events of December 1, 1918 unfolded, when the Royal Family entered Bucharest, now the capital of Greater Romania. But after all the festivities, what happened? Under what conditions was life resumed at the Royal Court. Concerning the...

Amiens, the last battle of the Great War. Ludendorff: “the black day of the German army”

The Battle of Amiens was the Allied victory which led to the end of the Great War. Following the second battle of the Marne, the Allies launched an attack in August 1918 with a force of 75.000 men, over 500 tanks and nearly 2.000 aircraft. The offensive made huge...

The Treaty of Sèvres and it legacy

Treaty of Sèvres, (Aug. 10, 1920), post-World War I pact between the victorious Allied powers and representatives of the government of Ottoman Turkey. The treaty abolished the Ottoman Empire and obliged Turkey to renounce all rights over Arab Asia and North Africa....