British soldier, adventurer and author Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888–1935) the “Uncrowned King Of The Arabs” on the Governors Balcony in Jerusalem, 1920. He joined the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. (Photo by Hulton Archive)
Yakov Sverdlov was the son of Russian Jews from Nizhny Novogorod. After the October Revolution, the exiled Sverdlov returned to Russia and joined Lenin. It is suspected that he and Lenin conspired to order the murder of the Imperial Family in Ekaterinberg in July 1918. Sverdlov died in the 1919 Influenza Epidemic at the age of 33.
Beginning in 1910, non-Indigenous Australians began to take Aboriginal children from their homes and families. These children, known as the Stolen Generation, were either given to white families -- to be raised as white children -- or to institutions and orphanages where they were forced to assimilate to white society. Between 1910 and 1970, when the practice stopped, over 100,000 children had been separated from their families and culture.
WWI African American soldiers, c. 1916-1917. Probably the 'Harlem Hellfighters'. ~ I've never understood why black soldiers fought in the First World War but were relegated to a minor role in World War Two. They served in WWII but mostly as support and artillery not front line or paratroops.