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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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by University of Aberdeen; Allardyce, Mabel Desborough
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Registers, lists, etc
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Eastern Front, World War, 1914-1918 -- Soviet Union, Soviet Union...
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by Hurd, Archibald, Sir, 1869-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Merchant marine -- Great Britain History
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by Bowley, A. L. (Arthur Lyon), Sir, 1869-1957
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance, Prices, Wages -- England
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by Vincennes, France. Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine et musée de la grande guerre; Dubois, Jean; Appuhn, Charles, 1862-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Macpherson, William Grant, (Sir) 1858-; Mitchell, Thomas John, 1882-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and sanitary affairs
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by Hurd, Archibald, Sir, 1869-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Merchant marine -- Great Britain History
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by Kuhl, Hermann Joseph von, 1856-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front, Marne, 1st Battle of the, France, 1914
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by Gurdon, J. E. (John Everard), 1898-; Neumann, Georg Paul, 1878-
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"The original work, Die deutschen Luftstreitkräfte im Weltkriege, is approximately three times the size of this English version ... I have been obliged to recast the work." -- Translator's note
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, Aeronautics, Military, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Newfoundland Regiment, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories...
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by Waite, Frederick, 1885-1952
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey Gallipoli Peninsula, World War, 1914-1918 -- New Zealand
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by Davies, Gerald S. (Gerald Stanley), 1845-1927
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Topics: Charterhouse (London, England), World War, 1914-1918 -- Registers, lists, etc
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by Macpherson, William Grant, (Sir) 1858-; Mitchell, Thomas John, 1882-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918
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by Quintavalle, Ferruccio
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Vol. 1. Dal Congresso di Berlino (Luglio 1878) agli Armistizi (Novembre 1918)- Vol. 2. Dagli Armistizi (Novembre 1918) alla firma dell'ultimo trattato di pace (Novembre 1920)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bagiski, Henryk, 1888-; Wojskowy Instytut Naukowo-Wydawniczy, Warsaw
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At head of title: Wojskowy Instytut Naukowo-Wydawniczy
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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by Wyrall, Everard, 1878-1933
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Division, 2nd, World War, 1914-1918
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by Hussey, Arthur Herbert, 1863-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army Division, 5th, World War, 1914-1918
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by Macpherson, William Grant, (Sir) 1858-; Mitchell, Thomas John, 1882-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, World War, 1914-1918
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by Owen, Wilfred, 1893-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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by Turiansky, Osyp, 1880-1933
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Bowman, Isaiah, 1878-1950
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Topics: World politics, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions, Boundaries
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by Wyrall, Everard, 1878-1933
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Division, 2nd, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Canada. Army. 2d Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental...
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by Zinov'ev, Grigori, 1883-1936; Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924
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At head of title: N. Lenin. G. Sinowjew
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Socialism
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by Hall, Leonard Joseph; Hughes, Robert Herbert Wilfrid, 1872-
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal engineers. Inland water transport, World War, 1914-1918
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by Quintavalle, Ferruccio
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Vol. 1. Dal Congresso di Berlino (Luglio 1878) agli Armistizi (Novembre 1918)- Vol. 2. Dagli Armistizi (Novembre 1918) alla firma dell'ultimo trattato di pace (Novembre 1920)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Vol. 1. Antwerpen, 1914, bearb. von Erich v. Tschischwitz.- Vol. 2. Die Kämpfe um Baranowitschi, Summer, 1916 bearb. von Walther Vogel.- Vol. 3. Herbstschlacht in Macedonien-Cernabogen 1916, von Georg Strutz, bearb. von Curt Liebmann.- Vol. 4. Die Eroberung von Nowo Georgiewsk, bearb. von Franz Bettag.- Vol. 5. "Jildirim". Deutsche Streiter auf heiligem Boden, bearb. von Dr. Steuber.- Vol. 6. Von Nancy bis zum Camp des Romains, 1914, bearb. von Ludwig von Gebsattel.- Vol. 7a-7b Die...
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Battles
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Angell, Norman, Sir, 1874-1967
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Topics: Economic history -- 1918-, World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence and results
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Vol. 1. Antwerpen, 1914, bearb. von Erich v. Tschischwitz.- Vol. 2. Die Kämpfe um Baranowitschi, Summer, 1916 bearb. von Walther Vogel.- Vol. 3. Herbstschlacht in Macedonien-Cernabogen 1916, von Georg Strutz, bearb. von Curt Liebmann.- Vol. 4. Die Eroberung von Nowo Georgiewsk, bearb. von Franz Bettag.- Vol. 5. "Jildirim". Deutsche Streiter auf heiligem Boden, bearb. von Dr. Steuber.- Vol. 6. Von Nancy bis zum Camp des Romains, 1914, bearb. von Ludwig von Gebsattel.- Vol. 7a-7b Die...
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Battles
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- France
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by Crowell, Benedict, 1869-; Wilson, Robert Forrest, 1883-
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Topics: United States. Army, World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
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by Nowak, Karl Friedrich, 1882-1932
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Gaillard, Gaston
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Bibliographical footnotes
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Turkey, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Turkey, Sèvres,...
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns France
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by Deuticke, Wilhelm
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Prussia, East (Province), World War, 1914-1918 --...
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by University of Toronto
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Topics: University of Toronto, World War, 1914-1918 -- Registers, lists, etc
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by Milne, Archibald Berkeley, Sir, 1855-
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Topics: Goeben (Cruiser), Breslau (Cruiser), World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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by O'Ryan, John F. (John Francis), 1874-
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Topics: United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. Division, 27th, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Iran, Sarhad District (Iran)
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by Toudouze, Georges-G. (Georges-Gustave), b. 1877
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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by Scheidemann, Philipp, 1865-1939
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Tardieu, André, 1876-1945
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Topics: Treaty of Versailles (1919), World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace
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by Allen, E. P. S
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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919. 116th Battalion, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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by Pantazzi, Ethel Greening
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Romania -- Social life and customs, Romania --...
Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Belgium -- Foreign relations, Europe -- Politics and government...
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by Abraham, James Johnston, 1876-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals, charities, etc, World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia and Montenegro...
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by Firle, Rudolph; Gagern, Ernst von
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Vol. 3- by Ernst van Gagern
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Includes index
Topics: Great Britain. Army. Divisional Artillery, 33rd, World War, 1914-1918
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by Dumur, Louis, 1860-1933
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by Paléologue, Maurice, 1859-1944
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At head of title: Maurice Paléologue
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Dewar, George A. B. (George Albemarle Bertie), 1862-1934
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Topics: Munitions, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects Great...
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by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Division of International Law; Scott, James Brown, 1866-1943
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history Sources, World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace Sources
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by Bennett, Ira Elbert, 1868-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- United States Sources, World War, 1914-1918 -- Public opinion Sources
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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by Lednicki, Aleksander, 1866-1934
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Topics: Lednicki, Aleksander, 1866-1934, World War, 1914-1918
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by Régamey, Frédéric, comp. and ed
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by Mann, James Saumarez, 1893-1920; Mann, James Saumarez, 1851-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, Iraq
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by Pigou, A. C. (Arthur Cecil), 1877-1959
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Topics: War -- Economic aspects, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects, World War, 1914-1918 -- Great...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Balkan Peninsula, Eastern question (Balkan), Balkan Peninsula -- Politics...
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by Andrássy, Gyula, gróf, 1860-1929; Reece, J. Holroyd
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, Hungary --...
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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"Bibliographie" at end of each chapter
Topics: Eastern question, World War, 1914-1918 -- Turkey, Turkey -- History
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by Snowden, Ethel
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Topics: Socialism -- Congresses, World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence and results, Europe -- Social conditions
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by Bourgeois, Emile, 1857-1934; Pagès, Georges, 1867-1939
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, Germany -- Foreign...
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by Le Bon, Gustave, 1841-1931
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Social psychology, World politics
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by Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Austria, Austria -- History 1867-1918
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by Vesnic, Milenko Radomir, 1863-1921
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Serbia, Serbia
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by Firle, Rudolph; Gagern, Ernst von
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Vol. 3- by Ernst van Gagern
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
On verso of t.-p.: Als Weissbuch von der deutschen Regierung dem Reichstag vorgelegt
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Andrássy, Gyula, gróf, 1860-1929
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Ajtay, Jozsef, 1876-; Joncsó, Benedek, 1854-1930; Kovács, Alajos, 1877-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Transylvania