World War I was the first recorded instance of modern times when millions perished as nations collided to establish supremacy over each other. Most people know that the trigger to WWI was the assassination of the Austrian Archduke in Sarajevo. Subsequently, most Commonwealth nations and the US confronted each other across the Western Front, Gallipoli, Central and Eastern Europe. One hundred years down the line, as the world bears witness to the centenary of WWI in 2014, we list five places in Europe that you can charter a private jet rental and relive the history of the Great War. Take a look.
Charter a private jet rental plane to visit these 5 places
1. The Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Vienna
The Military History Museum or the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum of Vienna commemorates the fortitude of the Austrian Armed Forces through documents, exhibits, and artefacts comprising weapons, photographs, medals and badges of honour. The museum contains exquisite exhibits of the WWI including the Gräf & Stift automobile in which Franz Ferdinand and his spouse were shot. Along with it, the museum also displays the Archduke’s blue uniform and other personal artefacts.
2. Kobarid Museum, Slovenia
Kobarid is a Slovene town known for the 1917 Battle of Caporetto. The town was mentioned in Ernest Hemingway’s novel: A Farewell to Arms that documented the famous Italian retreat after a hard fought battle with the Austrian and Hungarian forces. The year 1917 saw people of Austria and Hungary take up arms to defend the Empire against the Italian forces on the Isonzo Front. Their valiant display of courage is commemorated with empathy and balance in the Kobarid Museum, rated as one of the best war museums in Europe.
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3. Monument to the Victor, Belgrade
The Statue of the Victor is Belgrade’s most famous landmark, designed by Ivan Meštrović and erected in the year 1928. The Statue was erected to celebrate the Serbian victory over the Ottoman Empire during the First Balkan War, and over Austria and Hungary during the World War I. It is one of the most famous works of Ivan Meštrović. The famous monument holds a falcon that watches the horizon for any new threats in one hand, and a sword of war to counter the threats, looking across the confluence of the Danube and the Sava rivers.
4. The Museum of Sarajevo
The museum houses the permanent exhibition of Sarajevo’s history during the Austro-Hungarian period, from 1878 to 1918. The chronologically arranged exhibits includes various exhibits and artefacts belonging to the First Bosnian Regiment that took part in the WWI. The museum is also famous for the portrayal of the fateful events of June 28 1914, wherein the heir to the Austrian throne, Archduke Franz-Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated by the self-proclaimed Bosnian-Serb revolutionary Gavrilo Princip.
5. Przemyśl Fortress, Poland
Przemyśl fortress was a series of military fortifications constructed by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and saw extensive combat during World War I. The fortress was recaptured by the Austrian-German offensive in 1915, after the Russian army laid siege and captured the fortifications first. The fortress today, features various former forts including Salis Soglio, San Rideau, and Borek, and is a popular tourist destination in southeastern Poland.
World War I shook the entire Western civilizations when it broke out in 1914, and resulted in millions losing their homes and lives. 100 years down the line, as the world commemorated the Centenary of this Great War in 2014, the tough lessons from the war are fresh on humanity. You can easily hire private jet rentals at competitive prices to visit places such as those mentioned in this blog post, to witness the remnants of the WWI. If you are looking for reputable private jet rental service providers in Dallas, look no further that Horizon Air Group. To get more information, fill out our contact form, or simply call us at (877) 720-2770.