The Portuguese succession crisis of 1580. The fall of Lisbon
The Portuguese succession crisis of 1580. The fall of Lisbon. Fernando Alvarez de Toledo y Pimentel (1507-1582), 3rd Duke of Alba and supreme commander in Portugal in 1580, defeated Antonio I of Portugal in the Battle of Alcantara and reduced Portugal to the subjection of Philip II of Spain. Colored engraving.
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Great Fire - Thessaloniki - Bakery Beseiged in aftermath
A Bakery besieged by the hungry and homeless at Salonica, Greece, in the aftermath of the Great Fire that raged between 18th-19th August 1917. In 32 hours 9500 houses were destroyed.which left more than 70000 people homeless. A consequence of the fire saw close to half the city's Jewish population, their homes and livelihoods destroyed, emigrate. Many went to Palestine, some to Paris and others found their way to America. Their numbers were quickly replaced by refugees from another disaster a few years after the war, when huge numbers of ethnic Greeks were expelled from Turkey in 1922 following the Greco-Turkish War. Date: 1917
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Recruiting for the War in 1914
Photograph showing the recruiting offices at Whitehall besieged by crowds of young men hoping to serve King and country, shortly after the outbreak of World War I in 1914. Lord Kitchener made an appeal for 500, 000 men to form a second army; 100, 000 of which were needed immediately. The response was overwhelming.
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