World War One, poppy
Historical background

WW1 Centennial

A hundred years ago, the Great War raged in Europe. The sequel to my emigrants’ story At home on the Rhine and in America, set in the Rhineland between 1914 and 1922, depicts the hardships […]

The Great War

July Crisis

Hectic diplomatic activity behind the scenes Sophie travels to Belgium.

The Great War

Europe at war

Diplomacy fails, within a week, Europe is at war. Matthias is drawn.

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Belgium 1914

German troops invade Belgium. At home, people organize aid programs.

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Eastern Front 1914

Joscha Csabany runs his family’s estate in Hungary, turned into back area.

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Soup kitchen

Hunger years. The family is running a soup-kitchen and delivers mail.

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USA 1914

The USA officially remains neutral. No news. Chiara’s worries.

The Great War

War year 1915

Joscha Csabany runs his family’s estate in Hungary, turned into back area.

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Trenches

At the Western front, a devastating war of attrition rages.

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Austria-Hungary 1916

The Habsburg monarchy is decaying. Shortly after the emperor Count Csabany dies.

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No chance for peace

Erzberger’s peace resolution fails. The High Command wants victory at any cost.

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War Year 1918

With more and more U.S. troops arriving, the tide turns in favor of the Allies.