Vintage Video - President Poincare's State Visit to Russia, 1914

Erich Ludendorff's wartime career was turbulent.

On 20 July 1914 France's President Poincare embarked on a state visit to Russia. Poincare's visit to Russia - intended to cement France's military ties with Russia - came at the height of the July Crisis.  Indeed, it was as Poincare was en route for home from Russia that Austria-Hungary's ultimatum to Serbia was issued.

Click here to view footage of Poincare in Russia at the start of his state visit.

Bulgaria mobilised a quarter of its male population during WW1, 650,000 troops in total.

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