The Austro-Hungarian Empire at War: On the Eastern Front and at Home

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Talk Conference

The Austro-Hungarian Empire at War: On the Eastern Front and at Home

  • Mon 13 Oct 2014
  • 7:00PM
Photograph by Gustav Brož, from Czech Centre exhibitio
Photograph by Gustav Brož, from Czech Centre exhibitio

Austrian Cultural Forum London

28 Rutland GateLondon SW7 1PQ

UK

T 020 7225 7300

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To commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, the ACF London and the Czech Centre focus on WW1 from a Central European perspective. Christian Ortner, Director of Vienna’s Museum of Military History, will discuss the empire’s war on the Eastern and Balkan Fronts. Czech military historian Eduard Stehlik will analyse the war from the perspective of a nation whose struggle for better representation within the empire was reflected in the fighting morale. Together these two eminent historians will explore not only the military aspects of the conflict but will also focus on how successes and failures were perceived and reflected back home.

The discussion will be moderated by Janice Murray, Director General of the National Army Museum.

An exhibition by three Czech photographers, soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian Army, will be on display at the Czech Embassy. The photographs present the everyday life of soldiers throughout the war. Exhibition runs from Monday 20 – Thursday 30 October, 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, +44 (0)20 8363669; www.czechcentre.org.uk