Category - The Great War

The forgotten army of the first world war

How Chinese labourers helped shape Europe For centuries, the roots of Cheng Ling’s family burrowed deep into the wheat and potato fields of Shandong province. Yet one family member ventured far...

The Great War Hero: Ethel May Gillingham

Ethel May Gillingham was born in Geelong (Victoria) and completed her nursing training at Colac Hospital in 1911. In 1914 Ethel was in England as part of a working holiday. After the outbreak of the...

SETTING THE STAGE – Treaty of Versailles

SETTING THE STAGE World War I was over. The killing had stopped. The terms of peace, however, still had to be worked out. On January 18, 1919, a conference to establish those terms began at the...

Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian student Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia...

The Great War Hero: Flora Sandes (1876-1956)

Flora Sandes (1876-1956) was a British nurse who subsequently enlisted as a Serbian Army soldier during the First World War. Flora was born in Yorkshire, England in 1876.She daughter of an Irish...

The Great War : The Battle of Cer

The Battle of Cer , also known as the Battle of the Jadar River(Јадарска битка/Jadarska bitka, Schlacht von Jadar, Jadar csata), was fought between Austria-Hungary and Serbia in August...

Where the Yellow Lemon Blooms (2006)

Where the Yellow Lemon Blooms (Gde cveta limun zut) (2006) By the end of 1915, during the second half of World War I, which had started by the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s attack on a small...