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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #390 on: November 11, 2018, 03:12:27 AM »

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #391 on: November 11, 2018, 05:07:58 AM »


And special mention to the Colonialists British Empire and all their self serving enslavement of world. Unfortunately we are still fighting many of the unsettled disputes their Empire caused before, during and after World War One. 
"The Sun Never Sets on The British Empire"

Many a brave lad gave their final measure fighting for their cause. On this day their causes Right or Wrong don't matter. This day is to honor them. For without their sacrifices we wouldn't be here.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #392 on: November 11, 2018, 10:03:15 AM »
And today is both Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday, which is fitting for the 100th anniversary.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/nov/11/a-century-ago-world-war-i-ended-and-spokane-went-n/

"In small towns throughout the Inland Northwest, people went “frantic with joy” and staged monster celebrations on their main streets. Most main streets were completely closed to auto traffic because of the crowds. “The kaiser is hanging in effigy from many telephone poles today and is being hooted and jeered by frantic crowds,” reported one correspondent from outlying towns. In Spokane, Kaiser Wilhelm, who had just abdicated, swung in effigy from a guy wire at Howard Street and Riverside Avenue."

"A contingent from the Palace department store carried the “sad remains of Kaiser Bill and the Clown Prince” on stretchers. When a local “humorist” unveiled a sign saying, “We Got the Kaiser’s Pants,” the crowd gave him an ovation. Companies of happily mischievous “hat-removers” roamed the streets and knocked off every hat within reach (hat-removing was a fad at the time)."

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #393 on: November 11, 2018, 05:51:52 PM »
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Here is my pair of WWI binoculars.  Not very big, only about 5 inches long.  But the glasses are nice and clear, with fair magnification.  They weren't handed down to me.  I bought them in an antique mall.  A case was included and it has U.S. Army pressed into the leather.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #394 on: November 11, 2018, 07:51:14 PM »
And special mention to the Colonialists British Empire and all their self serving enslavement of world. Unfortunately we are still fighting many of the unsettled disputes their Empire caused before, during and after World War One. 
"The Sun Never Sets on The British Empire"

Many a brave lad gave their final measure fighting for their cause. On this day their causes Right or Wrong don't matter. This day is to honor them. For without their sacrifices we wouldn't be here.
Lest we forget also lots of "natives" of various Colonies, of various countries, but especially the British fought in the war or provided much needed logistics, digging, etc. And in the Second later. Some still do, with great aplomb, and only recently, luckily, were some able to get proper pensions and/or full UK residency and status (like the famously brave Gurkhas!)

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #395 on: November 12, 2018, 01:10:04 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, November 12, 1918.

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The exterior of a Zeppelin shed at Maubeuge, 12 November 1918.
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The interior of a Zeppelin shed at Maubeuge, 12 November 1918.
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British troops inspect a mined railway bridge and wrecked train near Maubeuge, 12 November 1918.
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The Commanding Officer of the 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment stands on a lorry surrounded by his men and leads a cheer to the King, St Waast, near Bavai, 12 November 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #396 on: November 12, 2018, 03:31:26 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, November 12, 1918.

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  https://media.iwm.org.uk/ciim5/229/898/large_000000.jpg?_ga=2.40874914.125616992.1541494130-725590253.1518335797 © IWM (Q 3362)

The sheer massiveness of that zeppelin shed... the man looks like an ant in comparison. 

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #397 on: November 12, 2018, 03:35:50 AM »
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Here is my pair of WWI binoculars.  Not very big, only about 5 inches long.  But the glasses are nice and clear, with fair magnification.  They weren't handed down to me.  I bought them in an antique mall.  A case was included and it has U.S. Army pressed into the leather.

Good for you, what a find!   :)

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #398 on: November 12, 2018, 04:08:39 AM »
The sheer massiveness of that zeppelin shed... the man looks like an ant in comparison.

I thought of an ant, too!  I wish that there had still been a zeppelin in there.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #399 on: November 12, 2018, 04:11:37 AM »
Good for you, what a find!   :)

Thank you, @pawpourri.  I wish you were my next door neighbor.  I would definitely let you look through them.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #400 on: November 13, 2018, 12:23:01 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, November 13, 1918.

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A steep hill, 150 meters high, at Mont St. Aubert, just North of Tournai commanding a wonderful view. Taken by 142nd Brigade, 47th Division on 9 November. Photograph taken on 13 November 1918.
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British and American officers examining a German artillery range table found in the observation station on top of Mont St. Aubert, 13 November 1918.
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French boys, deported by the Germans, returning from behind the Germans lines. Near Tournai, 13 November 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #401 on: November 14, 2018, 12:22:32 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, November 14, 1918.

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Miss Rosamond Curtis, Voluntary Aid Detachments. Died of influenza 14 November 1918.
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Released British POWs enjoying their first meal in freedom after they met British troops. Ath, 14 November 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #402 on: November 14, 2018, 12:34:26 PM »


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Could they at least stand them a pint and decent pie instead of some more gruel? I mean war is over, you are released, you are back home: "have some gruel?"

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #403 on: November 14, 2018, 03:35:05 PM »
Could they at least stand them a pint and decent pie instead of some more gruel? I mean war is over, you are released, you are back home: "have some gruel?"

At least some wine, as I'm pretty sure they are in France.  The town might be in partial ruins though.  It will probably take awhile for the supply lines to be brought back to normal.  Did you notice the Iron Cross with ribbon on the one soldier?  I'd like to know how he got it.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #404 on: November 14, 2018, 03:54:37 PM »
At least some wine, as I'm pretty sure they are in France.  The town might be in partial ruins though.  It will probably take awhile for the supply lines to be brought back to normal.  Did you notice the Iron Cross with ribbon on the one soldier?  I'd like to know how he got it.

I’m not sure what medal that is but I doubt it is an iron cross. Why would a British POW have a german medal?


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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
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