Kaiser Wilhelm II, wering the uniform of an Ottoman Imperial Army Marshal, when touring Constantinople and Gallipoli in October, 1917.

Kaiser Wilhelm II, wering the uniform of an Ottoman Imperial Army Marshal, when t ouring Constantinople and Gallipoli in October, 1917.

Casualties of War - Facemask for very bad wounded man - The very nature of trench warfare proved diabolically conducive to head and facial injuries. This leaded to tremendous advancements in plastic surgery and facial reconstruction. However, not all surgeries were successful. It was grimly accepted that facial disfigurement was the most traumatic of the multitude of horrific damages the war inflicted.

Casualties of War - Facemask for very bad wounded man - The very nature of trench warfare proved diabolically conducive to head and facial injuries. This leaded to tremendous advancements in plastic surgery and facial reconstruction. However, not all surgeries were successful. It was grimly accepted that facial disfigurement was the most traumatic of the multitude of horrific damages the war inflicted.

A French soldier on patrol, c. 1914. (National Library of France), pin by Paolo Marzioli

A French soldier on patrol, c. 1914. (National Library of France), pin by Paolo Marzioli

German medics tend a fallen soldier lying in a field of strawberries in Belgium

German medics tend a fallen soldier lying in a field of strawberries in Belgium

Berlin, König George V und der Gastgeber in Berlin, 1913.

Berlin, König George V und der Gastgeber in Berlin, 1913.

The year that Frederick ascended to the Prussian throne, he invaded Austria's province of Silesia, beginning a series of military adventures thereby stirring up the alliances of the European powers and culminating in world war, Though he did not directly attach Russia, his actions with regard to Poland and his influence in the Baltic States caused the Russians to fear and dread him.  Fredrick's policies and military actions laid the foundation for the future German Reich.

The year that Frederick ascended to the Prussian throne, he invaded Austria's province of Silesia, beginning a series of military adventures thereby stirring up the alliances of the European powers and culminating in world war, Though he did not directly attach Russia, his actions with regard to Poland and his influence in the Baltic States caused the Russians to fear and dread him. Fredrick's policies and military actions laid the foundation for the future German Reich.

Girls in their traditional clothing, in Harran (south of Urfa).  Late 20th century.  Although getting their school-education in Turkish, they speak Arabic at home.

Girls in their traditional clothing, in Harran (south of Urfa). Late 20th century. Although getting their school-education in Turkish, they speak Arabic at home.

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