Dual alliance in the storm – Austrian World War One postcard
Austrian print from the First World War (1916) showing personifications of Germany and Austria-Hungary standing atop a rock while a storm gathers above. The imperial eagles also stand guard alongside them. The Dual Alliance, or Zweibund, had been agreed between the German and Austro-Hungarian Empires in 1879, with both agreeing to come to each other’s aid should either be attacked by Russia, or neutrality should the attack come from another European power. The Dual Alliance was replaced by the Triple Alliance a few years later, with Italy’s accession (though Italy would renege on the alliance and side with the Entente during the war).
This is a reproduction printed professionally on high-quality matte paper.
Small prints: A4 (210 × 297 millimetres or 8.27 × 11.69 inches)
Large prints: A3 (297 × 420 millimetres or 11.69 × 16.54 inches).