According to today's "half-official" interpretation in Hungary, on November 7, 1917, it was not a revolution, but a coup in Russia, performed by Lenin as an agent for the Germans, acting against his home country, completely in the interest of German war aims, infecting Russia as a virus.  read more...
"I came to Lake Balaton for a week / To sail and sunbathe / When a woman sat down beside me to play cards / That's what happened in Lelle." Though we are sure such romances took place on the shore of the Hungarian sea during the war too, people wishing to relax could not spend their time as carelessly at the lake as in happy times of peace – being on a holiday or not, holidaymakers were also affected by everyday challenges.  read more...
The world's most famous female spy, Mata Hari was killed on October 15, 1917, in the fortress of Vincennes near Paris – since then she has been legitimately pronounced to be innocent: she was not the so-called H-21 spy who delivered French military secrets to German officers. read more...
Az Est summarized the political relations of the House of Representatives of the Austrian part of the Empire – let us admit that it was difficult to follow for mere mortals already at that time. The author, being aware of politics in Vienna, told only about the House of Representatives (in German: Abgeordnetenhaus), read more...
August of 1914 was characterised by war enthusiasm – everyone should make their own mind up on whether or not it was induced by the propaganda. Nevertheless, soldiers set off to the front in wagons displaying "Long Live the King", covered in flowers by the similarly enthusiastic ladies who bid them farewell. The flowers wilted, individual enthusiasm faded, but war propaganda still sought to keep it at least institutionally alive. read more...
The German troops blasted Belgium on August 4, 1914, where the Belgian opposition was stronger than expected. In these battles, approximately 5,000 German soldiers were killed. (The later battles’ casualties dwarfed this number, but this number was shocking for the beginning of the war.) read more...
Under the Peking Protocol of 1901, the Kiautschou protective belt became a German leased territory. On this land (the size of which was over 500 km²), stood Tsingtao, the only German naval port in East Asia that was castellated between 1903 and 1911. The squadron read more...
In 1914, the United States completed its largest engineering project to date and opened the Panama Canal. France began work on the canal, but had to stop many times due to engineering and other serious problems. The United States took over the project in 1904. read more...
The first trains carrying injured soldiers arrived from the front in August. This brought home the horror of the war to the people living in Hinterland. Propaganda regarding the Hungarian soldiers’ bravery could no longer hide the horrors of the war. At the end of September, read more...
The public’s belief that the war would end quickly resulted in a supply shortage occurring sooner than expected. In the fall, collections for winter army equipment had already been made and articles had even been posted in the newspapers about it. The problem of what to do read more...
The first crocheting artefacts originated from the 16th century, although it is most likely that the hobby was developed in the Stone ages. The now common “looping in the air” style came into general use in the 18th century and in the 1800’s, crochet-work drawings read more...
Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency, with its own currency, own law system and government. Even before the First World War, the island, located in the Irish Sea was a popular tourist destination. In 1913 663.000 visitors were registered on the island.  read more...