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Gavrilo Princip, (13 July 1894 – 28 April 1918) was the man who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. Princip and his accomplices were arrested and implicated a number of members of the Serbian military, leading Austria-Hungary to issue a démarche to Serbia known as the July Ultimatum. This set off a chain of events that led to World War I

Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Gavrilo Princip, (13 July 1894 – 28 April 1918) was the man who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. Princip and his accomplices were arrested and implicated a number of members of the Serbian military, leading Austria-Hungary to issue a démarche to Serbia known as the July Ultimatum. This set off a chain of events that led to World War I

German soldiers rescue a French soldier from a shell hole that was filled with treacherous mud.

German soldiers rescue a French soldier from a shell hole that was filled with treacherous mud.

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS FRANCE FEBRUARY 1918 (Q 10260)   Men of Chinese Labour Corps interested in the official cinematographer who is taking a record of New Year celebrations at the Labour Corps Camp at Noyelles, 11 February 1918.

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS FRANCE FEBRUARY 1918 (Q 10260) Men of Chinese Labour Corps interested in the official cinematographer who is taking a record of New Year celebrations at the Labour Corps Camp at Noyelles, 11 February 1918.

The code talkers were elite Native American military units that used their own tribal languages to create and transmit fast, unbreakable coded messages, serving in both World Wars I and II. They’re credited with saving countless lives in theaters around the world.

The code talkers were elite Native American military units that used their own tribal languages to create and transmit fast, unbreakable coded messages, serving in both World Wars I and II. They’re credited with saving countless lives in theaters around the world.

A member of the 55th Company, Chinese Labour Corps, with a bicycle in France, 1918.The scale of fighting on the Western Front created an insatiable demand for labour in the rear areas. The British and French armies met this demand by recruiting labourers from many countries around the world, including China, India, South Africa and Egypt. The Chinese labour corps formed the largest contingent of workers, with nearly a quarter of a million employed in France by 1918.

A member of the 55th Company, Chinese Labour Corps, with a bicycle in France, 1918.The scale of fighting on the Western Front created an insatiable demand for labour in the rear areas. The British and French armies met this demand by recruiting labourers from many countries around the world, including China, India, South Africa and Egypt. The Chinese labour corps formed the largest contingent of workers, with nearly a quarter of a million employed in France by 1918.

The British Government View - A Commodity? Yet a Valuable One: A look at British official documents reveals a dual view of the Chinese Labour Corps. On one hand, its members often appear as little more than objects. They are referred to in terse terms, as if one was talking about a piece of equipment. On the other, the vital nature of their contribution to the war effort often appears openly, without any attempt to disguise it. This is clear even in the immediate post-war period

The British Government View - A Commodity? Yet a Valuable One: A look at British official documents reveals a dual view of the Chinese Labour Corps. On one hand, its members often appear as little more than objects. They are referred to in terse terms, as if one was talking about a piece of equipment. On the other, the vital nature of their contribution to the war effort often appears openly, without any attempt to disguise it. This is clear even in the immediate post-war period

The Men of the Chinese Labour Corps -- they carried no rifles, but they still helped the Allies win the First Word War. More than 140,000 Chinese workers, along with thens of thousands of migrants from Egypt, India and elsewhere dug trenches, built roads and hauled supplies all along the Western Front. Only recently, have their sacrifices come to light.

The Men of the Chinese Labour Corps -- they carried no rifles, but they still helped the Allies win the First Word War. More than 140,000 Chinese workers, along with thens of thousands of migrants from Egypt, India and elsewhere dug trenches, built roads and hauled supplies all along the Western Front. Only recently, have their sacrifices come to light.

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