Day: June 28, 2019

June 28 – Roll of Honour

Because of its location at a casualty clearing station, most of the graves at Lijssenhoek Military Cemetery are identified. With over 10,000 graves, it is the second largest CWGC cemetery in Belgium. Over 30 different nationalities are buried here, and while many are French…

June 27 – On this day

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, was shot to death with his wife Sarajevo, Bosnia. An event that is widely regarded as sparking the outbreak of World War I. Exactly five years to the day, statesmen and diplomats from the world’s leading…