Elizabeth Efird

After Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, the country quickly called for mobilization to ready the country for war. The military called Bewaffnete Macht or Wehrmacht, gathered all of its branches to enter the fight.
One of the main short term reasons for WWI was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. In the document, citizens mourn over the loss of the Austro-Hunagrian heir to the throne.
This list of casualties was released by the Austro-Hungarian government in Vienna. To keep up the morale of the people not fighting, the list was not publicly released.
This postcard depicts Emperor Franz Joseph I in a state in which he appears above everyone, but he appears to be ghost-like as if he was not really fighting. The Emperor did not want to make peace, but he wanted his army to fight to the very end.
As seen in Chapter 27, war costs take a toll on the economies of the fighting countries. In order to keep people from raising prices, the Mayor of Vienna issued an announcement asking everyone not to overstock on goods for fear that they would run out, and also asked the people selling the goods to watch their prices.
The War was very prevalent during this time period, and in school the children would draw pictures of what they pictures would happen in the war. In this particular illustration, the child draws a guns and cannons, showing war technology.
Many people though that the war would be over quickly, but they were sorely mistaken. The opposing forces were caught in a stalemate for most of the war, and neither of them were able to advance. During the stalemate, Austro-Hungarian forces were able to grow a garden, showing that they had a good amount of free time
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