August 15, 1918 – Czechoslovakia Declared an Allied Power
Pictured – Rallying to the flag.
Britian formerly recognized Czechoslovakia as an independent Allied power in August 1918, followed by the US and France later in the war. Although there was no existing Czechoslovakian state – the Austro-Hungarian Empire continued to rule from Bohemia to the Carpathians – there was a Czech National Council that existed as a shadow government, and the Czech Legion was seen as a regular army fighting against the Central Powers in Russia. The Allies hoped that recognizing Czech independence would foment revolution in Austria and speed the Dual Monarchy’s collapse.
John Lavery – Rigids At Pulham, 1918.
R23 Type British Airships at Pulham St Mary, Norfolk.
Tanks & Zeps!
Capitaine d’Artillerie Octave Longuet en 1918
Russian army Great War
© IWM (Q 86667) Exchange of prisoners of war between Austria-Hungary and Russia. A female Austro-Hungarian soldier, who was for 18 months in Russian captivity, with her convalescent companion, both released in the exchange.
Beautiful portrait of Italian alpino, WWI
Sikh soldiers, France, 1915, World War I
Italian Alpini, WWI