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Toy soldiers and real battles: The US declares war on Austria-Hungary, 7 December 1917

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

The US declares war on Austria-Hungary, 7 December 1917

The 1917 United States declaration of war on Austria-Hungary, officially House Joint Resolution 169, was a resolution adopted by the United States Congress declaring that a state of war existed between the United States of America and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It followed, by eight months, the earlier declaration of war against Germany that had brought the United States into World War I. Enacted on December 7, 1917 and coming into effect the same day, it was officially terminated in 1921, three years after the effective capitulation of Austria-Hungary. The photographed soldiers are produced by Duro.The cannon is made by Karl Bub in Bavaria.

The front page of the December 8, 1917 issue of the Washington Herald; news of the war declaration was overshadowed by the devastating Halifax Explosion, the third-largest non-nuclear explosion in history.

Frank Holland, John Bull Magazine (1917)

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