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Publications Journal „Tyragetia"   vol. IX [XXIV], nr. 2

The Great War. Photographic documents (The exhibition dedicated to the centenary of the First World War
ISSN 1857-0240
E-ISSN 2537-6330

The Great War. Photographic documents (The exhibition dedicated to the centenary of the First World War

Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. IX [XXIV], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie Chișinău, 2015


The National Museum of History of Moldova has organized the temporary exhibition "The Great War. Photographic documents", which had been presented on the 1st floor hall between July 31, 2014 and September 22, 2014. The exhibition was part of the international commemoration of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. It brought together over a hundred exhibits, mostly photographs of the time, supplemented by documents, postcards, maps and newspapers discovered in the course of research of the museum collection of documents and photographs. The photographic images have captured ordinary soldiers and officers during wartime everyday life. The selection of original photos from the military albums, newspapers, maps and postcards represented war scenes, weapons and ammunition, soldiers' lives in their leisure hours, medical personnel on the battlefield and in the rear, and the horrors of military conflagration. A special compartment of the exhibition was dedicated to Bessarabia and Bessarabians in World War I, whose contribution to the events of the First World War was expressed in the socioeconomic and, more importantly, in the humanistic aspect. Among the participants of the war there were many future members of the Country's Council "Sfatul Ţării" and other famous personalities, but our exhibition also showed simple soldiers doing their duty. The research of documents and photographs from the museum collection has allowed us to identify a number of Bessarabian soldiers who participated in the terrible massacre.



Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age


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