On the Western Front, a group of captured Allied soldiers are photographed. They represented 8 nationalities: Anamite (Vietnamese), Tunisian, Senegalese, Sudanese, Russian, American, Portuguese, and English. This shows just how global a fight World War I was. At this time, some colonies were required to send men to fight on behalf of their sovereign country.
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This year marks the 100th Anniversary of World War I. Today, July 28th, marks the start of the war. On this day in 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia after Serbia rejected the conditions of an ultimatum sent by Austria on July 23 following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The war was dubbed “The […]
In 1867 the United States, led by Secretary of State William Seward, purchased the Alaska territory from Russia. After controlling most of the area that is now Alaska from the late 1700s until 1867, Russia sold the territory for $7.2 million dollars. This equals out to roughly two cents per acre. The U.S. gained a new territory […]