Thursday, 28 August 2014

Germany: europeana.eu

On 15th August arrived six postcards: two from Germany, one from Spain, one from Malaysia, one from Slovakia and one from New Zealand.

One of the cards from Germany is an Ad-card for the website www.europeana1914-1918.eu.On this website you can find documents of the World War I from libraries and private collections.
I got this card a few weeks ago in an envelope.


Stamp:
Centenary of  World War I (issued 07-08-2014)
After the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria the German Empire assures the Austro-Hungarian Empire of succour for a war against Serbia and what will come then. The German Empire entered the war on 1st August 1914 with the declaration of war against Russia (protecting power of the Balkans). Short after the German Empire captured Luxembourg and Belgium to capture France and was thus in war with France and Great Britain (guarantor power of Belgium). The German Empire was one of the main belligerent of the World War I. The German Empire lost all its colonies during the war and after the lost war it had to sign the Treaty of Versailles.
with a special postmark showing three war graves with steel helmets from France, Great Britain and the German Empire

Thank You very much Gerald for sending me the card in a cover!

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