Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Fall Of Eagles

Kaiser Wilhelm at Berlin’s memorial service for Emperor Franz Joseph.

Kaiser Wilhelm did not travel to Vienna to attend in person Franz Joseph’s funeral. The Kaiser sent Crown Prince Wilhelm to Vienna to represent The House Of Hohenzollern at Franz Joseph’s memorial observances.

By late 1916, the mood throughout Central Europe was as somber and dark as this photograph; prospects for victory were grim—and would become grimmer still when America entered the war the following year.

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