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Desperate, Italy, and Light: Mussolini deploys specialised Light Tanks as a desperate last attempt to halt the Allied advance through Italy (1943)

Mussolini deploys specialised Light Tanks as a desperate last attempt to halt the Allied advance through Italy (1943)

Sicily, Italian, and Halt: Italian Reinforcements arrive at Sicily to halt the allied advance (1943) colourised

Italian Reinforcements arrive at Sicily to halt the allied advance (1943) colourised

Photo, For, and Yalta: Allied leaders pose for a photo during the Yalta conference (1945)

Allied leaders pose for a photo during the Yalta conference (1945)

Empire, Stephen, and Target: 201 TE thecarefree: Austria-Hungary (also known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austro-Hungarian monarchy or k.u.k. Monarchy), more formally known as the Kingdoms and Lands Represented in the Imperial Council and the Lands of the Holy Hungarian Crown of Saint Stephen, was a constitutional monarchic union between the crowns of the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary in Central Europe. The union was a result of the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, under which the House of Habsburg agreed to share power with the separate Hungarian government, dividing the territory of the former Austrian Empire between them. The Austrian and the Hungarian lands became independent entities enjoying equal status. Austria-Hungary was a multinational realm and one of the world’s great powers at the time. The dual monarchy existed for 51 years until it dissolved on 31 October 1918 before a military defeat on the Italian front of the First World War. In the autumn of 1918, the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy collapsed. In the capital cities of Vienna and Budapest the leftist and liberal movements and politicians (the opposition parties) strengthened and supported the separatism of ethnic minorities. These leftist or left-liberal pro-Entente maverick parties opposed the monarchy as a form of government and considered themselves internationalist rather than patriotic. Eventually, the German defeat and the minor revolutions in Vienna and Budapest gave political power to the left/liberal political parties. As it became apparent that the Allied powers of the British Empire, France, Italy and the United States would win World War I, nationalist movements which had previously been calling for a greater degree of autonomy for various areas started pressing for full independence.

thecarefree: Austria-Hungary (also known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austro-Hungarian monarchy or k.u.k. Monarchy), more formally known ...

Auschwitz, Camp, and Soldier: An Allied soldier witnessing atrocities in an Auschwitz concentration camp, c. 1945

An Allied soldier witnessing atrocities in an Auschwitz concentration camp, c. 1945

Japanese, Okinawa, and One: A Japanese soldier loads one final bullet into his rifle before a banzai charge on allied invading forces. (Okinawa, 1945, colorized)

A Japanese soldier loads one final bullet into his rifle before a banzai charge on allied invading forces. (Okinawa, 1945, colorized)

Boat, German, and Commander: German U-boat commander spots an allied supply vessel (1940 colorized)

German U-boat commander spots an allied supply vessel (1940 colorized)

Military, Italy, and Invasion: Italian military shreds sensitive documents before the Allied invasion of Italy (1943; Colourised)

Italian military shreds sensitive documents before the Allied invasion of Italy (1943; Colourised)

Rush, Tanks, and Normandy: Allied tanks rush through Normandy to take defensive positions (1944 colorized)

Allied tanks rush through Normandy to take defensive positions (1944 colorized)

Ww1, Soldier, and Allied: Disemboweled allied soldier ww1 (1916 colorized)

Disemboweled allied soldier ww1 (1916 colorized)