Armistice of 11 November 1918

With German military morale in evident decline on the Western Front and revolution brewing at home - Kaiser Wilhelm II was himself obliged to abdicate on 9 November 1918 - the German government determined to negotiate an armistice with the Allies on 6 November, having...

Treaty of Bucharest, 7 May 1918

Romania, having started the war as a neutral, entered on the side of the Allies in August 1916, led by Ion Bratianu, the Allies having promised support for the fullfilment of Romanian national unity. Revolution in Russia in 1917, followed by the Brest-Litovsk peace...

Queen Marie on the Tutrakan military disaster. “It is said that they have been machine-gunned. If true, it’s downright monstrous!”

During the First World War, Queen Marie of Romania was involved in numerous relief actions, while also having an active role on the political stage. Immediately following the death of King Carol I and Romania’s subsequent entry into the war, the queen started keeping...