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.
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.