Uniform coat worn by Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the day of his assassination in Sarajevo, June 28, 1914. His morganatic wife, Duchess Sophie Hohenberg, died with him. The assassination by Gavrilo Princip, a young Serbian, brought about the First World War.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (June 28, 1914).

The Archduke Francis Ferdinand's bloodstained tunic after his assassination at Sarajevo in June of 1914.

The men who raised the second flag over Iwo Jima.Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five United States Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

Fascinating post about WWII brothels in Hawaii: "Jean O’Hara, spearheaded a strike which lasted three weeks in July 1942, demanding the basic human rights of American citizens. The prostitutes pointed out that their work was vital to the war effort, and they had already collectively purchased 132,000 dollars in war bonds..."

Russian soldiers WWI

Gavrilo Princip, the man who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The murder set off a chain of events that led to World War I.

This picture shows Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia on the day of his assassination. On Sunday, June 28th, 1914, at 10:45 am, Franz Ferdinand was killed at the capital of Austro-Hungarian province by Gavrilo Princip. His death caused war to break out.

boer war (my grandfather was here)

D day

In World War 2, posters were used to help to keep the country motivated and believing in the great war.

July 28, 1914:  Austria-Hungary Declares War on Serbia, Starts WWI On this day in 1914, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia in response to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  The “domino effect” of alliance obligations that ensued effectively started World War I.

Lawrence Of Arabia 1888-1935

Adolf Hitler sitting next to Rudolf Hess in the German Reichstag on 1 Sept 1939 as German troops were crossing the German-Polish frontier and triggering WW2.

World War II begins in 1939.

The Red Baron

A poster for WWI Liberty Bonds shows a German soldier leading a young girl by the hand: "Remember Belgium. Buy Bonds; Fourth Liberty Loan." Illustrated by Ellsworth Young, c. 1918.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Confederate Civil War vessel H.L. Hunley, the world's first successful combat submarine, was unveiled in full and unobstructed for the first time