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Slovenians and the Great War

Ljubljana, 28 July - The First World War, the war that was to end all wars, profoundly affected Slovenians, who at the time lived in and fought for the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Historians put the number of Slovenians who died in WWI at up to 90,000 and agree that Slovenia unfairly lost territory after the war.

A family photo of WWI injured soldiers in front of the Mladika, the building currently hosting the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Photo: courtesy of the Archives of the Ljubljana Archdiocese

A rally in Congress Square in the centre of Ljubljana as the Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed and the State of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was established.
Photo: Franjo Grabjec/courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia

Remains of a WWI cemetery in the village of Štanjel (SW).
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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