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13 November 1914 : Jaeger Robert Luger

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A paint factory employee before the war, Robert Luger was an active army reservist who was immediately recalled to service and saw service in the east. He was killed in action whilst serving in Silesia on 13 November 1914 and was buried in Jaegerndorf, Silesia (now Krnov, Czech Republic). Jaeger Robert Luger, 3 Rgt d Tir K J 13 November 1914 Re…


The Emperors: How Europe’s Rulers were destroyed by The First World War

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By Gareth Rusell Amberley Publishing, 2015, £9.99, 227pp, soft covers; illustrated plus notes, bibliography and index Also available in hardback. ISBN 978-1-4456-5020-0 Book review by Barbara Taylor   To understand how the First World War came about, it is necessary to understand the way in which regimes in the main empires involved operated. …


22 December 1918 : Patrouilleführer Erhard Klotz.

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Erhard was employed as a company representative (company unknown) before the war. Called into service in 1916, he served on the Italian front throughout the war before being taken prisoner in mid-1918. Erhard died at Verona, Italy on 22 December 1918. His burial location is unknown. Patrouilleführer Erhard Klotz, K K L I R Nr 2. 22 December 19…


27 May 1918 Jäger Remo Denicolo, K.K. 2. Rgt. d. Tir. K.J.

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Jäger was born at Castelnuovo, Trentino, Austria (now part of Italy) on 31 June 1897. He was a general labourer before the war. Called into service during 1915, he began his war fighting the Rumanians in the Carpathian mountains during the second half of 1916 before moving to the Italian front and fighting in very familiar territory against his on…


14 July 1915 : Kaiserschütze Rudolf Huber, k.k. Landesschützen-Regiment ‘Bozen’ Nr. 2

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Rudolf was a dairy farm worker from Dornbirn, Austria.  Recalled as a reservist in July 1914, he saw service in Austria and then Poland, taking part in the Battles of Limanowa in December 1914 and Bukowina in March 1915. He was killed in action near Czernowitz, Ukraine on 14 July 1915. His grave location is unrecorded. 14 July 1915 killed in …


Ep.261a – In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War – Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy

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In this special podcast, Dr Tom Thorpe talks to historian and photographer Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy about the launch of his book In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War. Your browser does not support the audio element. The two-volume bo…


"The Law of Unintended Consequences: The road to Sarajevo" by Ross Beadle

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A bizarre and unlikely chain of events almost totally beyond the control of the Great Powers led to the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in June 1914. And had it happened ten or even five years earlier, the assassination would not have even mattered a jot. This talk examines the sequence of chance events of the preceding 36 years, and e…