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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #315 on: October 09, 2018, 01:45:50 AM »
From the Library of Congress. The Daily Capital Journal, (Salem, Oregon) October 9, 1918.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #316 on: October 10, 2018, 03:24:54 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, October 10, 1918.

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Elizabeth McDonald, Territorial Force Nursing Service. Died of pneumonia contracted on duty 10 October 1918.
(I wonder if the pneumonia was the end result of contracting the Spanish Flu?)
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Hannah Dunlop Mark, Territorial Force Nursing Service. Died of pneumonia contracted on duty 10 October 1918.
(I wonder if the pneumonia was the end result of contracting the Spanish Flu?)
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #317 on: October 11, 2018, 12:54:29 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, October 11, 1918.

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A photograph of a ruined shop front, typical of the damage done by the Germans' delay action mines. Cambrai, 11 October 1918. Note a British soldier wearing a trophy pickelhaube.
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Minelayer HMS Legion in the North Sea. Destroyer converted in 1917 to minelayer. Note dummy 4 inch gun and tubes painted on screens.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #318 on: October 11, 2018, 01:05:33 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, October 11, 1918.

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The little carriage with the doll inside...so eerie.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #319 on: October 11, 2018, 01:14:56 AM »
The little carriage with the doll inside...so eerie.

It is.  Notice the ladder back inside of that room, leading to an upper floor.  It would be creepy having to walk around in those dim rooms.  Plus the dangers of stepping on nails, etc.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #320 on: October 11, 2018, 01:36:31 AM »
It is.  Notice the ladder back inside of that room, leading to an upper floor.  It would be creepy having to walk around in those dim rooms.  Plus the dangers of stepping on nails, etc.

The pictures really bring home war's devastation.  What the soldiers saw stayed with them forever.  No one that went through war could ever be the same again.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #321 on: October 11, 2018, 06:58:56 AM »
The little carriage with the doll inside...so eerie.

If that photo was taken today people would say it was staged.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #322 on: October 11, 2018, 08:07:27 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, October 11, 1918.

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Soldier vs Sailor. I can always dig my hole deeper. Have you been taught how to dig one in water?


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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #323 on: October 11, 2018, 01:51:47 PM »
From the Imperial War Museum, October 11, 1918.

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I would be careful wandering around a ruined battleground wearing the enemy's helmet, I'm sure some soldiers have itchy trigger fingers.  The dolls are creepy. Hopefully they are dolls and not a severely bandaged child from some gas or bombing.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #324 on: October 11, 2018, 03:29:46 PM »

Sailor vs Soldier. "There's no way in hell I want to be a sitting duck"

Soldier vs Sailor. I can always dig my hole deeper. Have you been taught how to dig one in water?


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Yes, I would prefer to have solid ground under me as well, though the battlefields were often full of mud and water, to the point where there were drownings.  One thing the ships had over ground soldiers was that there were no lice inside of them, at least I'm guessing there weren't any.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #325 on: October 12, 2018, 01:25:05 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, October 12, 1918.

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Candlesticks from the Cambrai Cathedral made up into bundles for removal by the Germans for the sake of the metal, 12 October 1918.
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Ruins of a church at La Gorge, destroyed in the Battle of the Lys, 12 October 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #326 on: October 12, 2018, 01:46:42 AM »

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #327 on: October 13, 2018, 01:04:38 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, October 13, 1918.

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Field Marshal Douglas Haig and French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau on the steps of the building which used to be the German Headquarters (Kommandantur) in Cambrai, 13 October 1918.
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Soldiers of the 57th Brigade (19th Division) hearing mass in the ruined Cambrai Cathedral, 13 October 1918. The Chaplain preaching is Reverend E. Rockliffe of the Society of Jesus (SJ).
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #328 on: October 13, 2018, 01:33:45 AM »

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #329 on: October 13, 2018, 08:15:08 PM »

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
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