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    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.

    Verbündete im 1. Weltkrieg Habsburg und Hohenzollern (Allies at in The First World War--the Dynasties of Hohenzollern and Habsburg); at right middle is Archduke Carl of Austria (future Emperor) and Archduke Otto (future Crown Prince). Likely ca. 1914

    On June 28, 1914, Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, sparking World War I. Here they are five minutes before the assassination.

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Dutchess Sophie were assassinated at Sarajevo on 28th June, 1914.

    WW! US poster: "This WWI fund raising poster shows a girl feeding a wounded soldier and reads, "Food for France." The poster was produced in 1918 by New York's W.F. Powers Co."

    Coat and waistcoat worn by Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico when he was executed by firing squad on June 19th, 1867.

    An unidentified woman who worked at the Four Wheel Drive factory in Clintonville assembling trucks during World War I. She is wearing a special uniform for women workers (c.1918).

    WWII Enigma Machine

    WWI soldier

    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.

    Uniform Coat worn by Dr. James Postell (Charleston, SC). Postell was commissioned a surgeon in April 1861 and served as head of the Confederate hospital in Summerville, SC. Charleston Museum.

    The bloodstained coat of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, assassinated in 1914, triggering the First World War.

    28 June 1914: Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife Sophie the day they were killed

    WWI British Officer Tunic/kit

    Hitler visiting the Canadian War Memorial, at Vimy Ridge, France. 1940. Hitler so respected & revered the Canadian soldier after fighting them in WWl that he gave orders not to bomb the Canadian Memorial. Canadians were given a name by the Germans in World War l - Canadians were called Storm Troopers. German soldiers feared the Canadians, gave them a scary name. Hitler reused that name for his own troops in WWll because it put fear into people.


    General August von Mackensen

    Rare color photo - World War II

    France, World War II

    Buy Fresh Fish A World War I Canada Food Board poster encouraging shoppers to change their habits so that fresh meat can be shipped to soldiers: "Buy fresh fish. Save the meat for our soldiers and allies." Illustrated by E. Henderson, c. 1914.

    1914 and World War One: German troops advance cautiously through enemy territory. Note their spike helmets, identifying them as German, ca. 1914-15.