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Family portrait photo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, his wife Sophie and their children.

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T.E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia” - 16 August 1888– 19 May 1935) Author, British Army officer, military observer, advisor, archaeologist, documentarian. Lawrence gained international notoriety based on his accounts of the Arab Uprising against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. He was the illegitimate son of an Anglo-Irish nobleman and a governess.

II.Robert Gysae (January 14, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub).

Deeply in love, Franz Ferdinand refused to consider marrying anyone else. Pope Leo XIII, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and the German Emperor Wilhelm II all made representations on his behalf to Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, arguing that the disagreement between Franz Joseph and Franz Ferdinand was undermining the stability of the monarchy.


New Zealand circa 1905.

Queen Alexandra (centre) wearing the George IV State Diadem with her daughters Louise and Victoria

A Canadian soldier kisses his daughter goodbye before going off to war. Quebec. 1914.

Otto Viktor Karl Liman von Sanders. Turks called him ”Liman Pasha” or ”Lion of Gallipoli”. German General and Military commander for the Ottoman Empire during the World War I.