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Continent of Europe

A Swiss postcard of 'The European War' in 1914. The Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary face enemies to the east, west, and south. Germany is fighting the war it tried to avoid, battling Russia to the east and France to the west. Germany had also hoped to avoid fighting England which came to the aid of neutral (and prostrate) Belgium, and straddles the Channel. Austria-Hungary also fights on two fronts, against Russia to the east and Serbia and Montenegro to the south. Italy, the third member of the Triple Alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary, declared neutrality, and looks on. Other neutral nations include Spain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Romania, Bulgaria, and Albania. Japan enters from the east to battle Germany. The German Fleet stays close to port in the North and Baltic Seas while a German Zeppelin targets England. The Austro-Hungarian Fleet keeps watch in the Adriatic. Turkey is not represented, and entered the war at the end of October, 1914; Italy in late May, 1915.
Text:
Der Europäische Krieg
The European War
Reverse:
Kriegskarte No. 61. Verlag K. Essig, Basel
Kunstanstalt (Art Institute) Frobenius A.G. Basel

A Swiss postcard of 'The European War' in 1914. The Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary face enemies to the east, west, and south. Germany is fighting the war it tried to avoid, battling Russia to the east and France to the west. Germany had also hoped to avoid fighting England which came to the aid of neutral (and prostrate) Belgium, and straddles the Channel. Austria-Hungary also fights on two fronts, against Russia to the east and Serbia and Montenegro to the south. Italy, the third member of the Triple Alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary, declared neutrality, and looks on. Other neutral nations include Spain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Romania, Bulgaria, and Albania. Japan enters from the east to battle Germany. The German Fleet stays close to port in the North and Baltic Seas while a German Zeppelin targets England. The Austro-Hungarian Fleet keeps watch in the Adriatic. Turkey is not represented, and entered the war at the end of October, 1914; Italy in late May, 1915.

Image text

Der Europäische Krieg

The European War

Reverse:

Kriegskarte No. 61. Verlag K. Essig, Basel

Kunstanstalt (Art Institute) Frobenius A.G. Basel

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A peninsula on the Eurasion landmass, separated from Asia by the Ural Mountains.

Continent of Europe is a continent.

A sample pie chart graphic

Places in Continent of Europe (32)

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Albania Country
Austria-Hungary Country
Austro-Hungarian Empire Empire
Balkan Front Front
Balkans Region
Belgium Country
Bulgaria Country
Carpathians Mountain Range
Caucasus Mountains Mountain Range
Denmark Country
Dolomites Mountain Range
Eastern Front Front
France Country
German Empire Empire
Germany Country
Great Britain Country
Greece Country
Italian Front Front
Italy Country
Luxemburg Country
Montenegro Country
Netherlands Country
Norway Country
Portugal Country
Romania Country
Russia Country
Russian Empire Empire
Salonica Front Front
Serbia Country
Sweden Country
Switzerland Country
Western Front Front

Books about Europe (3)

Title Author Last Name Author First Name
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 Clark Christopher
The War in Eastern Europe Reed John
An Appeal to the Toiling, Oppressed and Exhausted Peoples of Europe Trotsky Leon