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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #720 on: May 12, 2019, 01:06:04 AM »
SOURCE | Howard Chandler Christy, Americans All! Victory Liberty Loan, circa 1919, (Boston: Forbes); Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/97520325/.

I guess that some of the people who purchased the final Victory Liberty Loan bonds got gypped because they wanted to be payed back in gold but the government wouldn't do it.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_bond

Also, certain towns that purchased a maximum amount of the Liberty bonds were awarded a special flag.  http://www.lexingtonhistory.org/liberty-loan-flags---1918--1919.html

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #721 on: May 12, 2019, 01:10:49 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 12, 1919.

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Truck storage park of the American Motor Transport Corps in Brest, 12 May 1919.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #722 on: May 12, 2019, 08:19:42 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram., May 12, 1919.

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« Reply #723 on: May 13, 2019, 01:16:28 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 13, 1919.

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Wrecked Motor Launch 229 which was blown up whilst taking on petrol at Cologne, 13 May 1919.
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The wrecked Motor Launch 229 which was blown up whilst taking in petrol at Cologne. Blue Jackets clearing out the ammunition, 13 May 1919.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #724 on: May 13, 2019, 08:39:04 AM »
@PolkaDot , Thank you for this link. I am listening to it now. Thank you thank so much.

Oh yay! What did you think @FISH ?
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« Reply #725 on: May 13, 2019, 08:40:07 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram., May 12, 1919.

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Excellent advice! LOL  :)
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #726 on: May 13, 2019, 05:40:34 PM »
From the Library of Congress, May 13, 1919.


The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram.

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The Ashland Tidings.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #727 on: May 14, 2019, 04:01:39 AM »
Oh yay! What did you think @FISH ?
Outstanding podcast.  John Boessenecker was a great guest. I am not an expert on Bonnie and Clyde. However, I am not a beginner on this history. To my surprise, I  learned some new information.
"Most Notorious!" is on top of my list, @PolkaDot .

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #728 on: May 14, 2019, 04:25:19 AM »
Yes, Mrs Kanitz, “Life is just a game of chance”.

As I read the clip “Walker Thought Huns Had Him”, I became curious. Why did we referred to Germans as HUNS during WW1? Back to looking up more history for me.

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« Reply #729 on: May 14, 2019, 11:19:12 AM »
Outstanding podcast.  John Boessenecker was a great guest. I am not an expert on Bonnie and Clyde. However, I am not a beginner on this history. To my surprise, I  learned some new information.
"Most Notorious!" is on top of my list, @PolkaDot .
Excellent! It's a win all around then. I have read and given as gifts several books based on interviews from this podcast. I would say about 3 out of 4 times I'm glad I did. Occasionally, the interview was better than the written book, but most of the time it has led to some great reads. The crazy thing is, Eric is not that great of an interviewer, but he knows his stuff and is able to find really great guests that can hold their own so I always enjoy the show.  :)
There was a little girl,
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Right in the middle of her forehead.
            When she was good,
            She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid.

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« Reply #730 on: May 14, 2019, 11:23:45 AM »
Yes, Mrs Kanitz, “Life is just a game of chance”.

As I read the clip “Walker Thought Huns Had Him”, I became curious. Why did we referred to Germans as HUNS during WW1? Back to looking up more history for me.
I always thought it was because of Hungary and German occupation and all that. Did you find out the answer?

Similarly, my Grandfather had some interesting words that he used to say was "Bohemian". I didn't really understand what that meant and who the Bohemians were as a people until well into adulthood. It's interesting how we lose context was my point!  ;)
There was a little girl,
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Right in the middle of her forehead.
            When she was good,
            She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #731 on: May 14, 2019, 04:50:02 PM »
Yes, Mrs Kanitz, “Life is just a game of chance”.

As I read the clip “Walker Thought Huns Had Him”, I became curious. Why did we referred to Germans as HUNS during WW1? Back to looking up more history for me.

WWI German soldiers were also referred to as being the Dutch and the Boche.  I used to know why, but now I've forgotten.  Also, why were the American soldiers called Doughboys?  I always thought that it was because they had ample baked good supplys like white bread, whereas the Germans had to supplement their bread with sawdust.  I guess the term goes back further than WWI, though. https://www.history.com/news/why-were-americans-who-served-in-world-war-i-called-doughboys

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #732 on: May 14, 2019, 05:00:37 PM »
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« Reply #733 on: May 15, 2019, 12:55:08 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 15, 1919.

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A scene at the high altar in Westminster Abbey. The flag-draped coffin of Edith Cavell lies in the centre of the composition with a guard of honour standing on either side. The congregation of military personnel, nurses and civilians sit with their heads bowed in prayer. In the upper half of the painting shafts of sunlight shine in through the windows illuminating the opposite wall.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #734 on: May 15, 2019, 04:20:15 AM »
I always thought it was because of Hungary and German occupation and all that. Did you find out the answer?

Similarly, my Grandfather had some interesting words that he used to say was "Bohemian". I didn't really understand what that meant and who the Bohemians were as a people until well into adulthood. It's interesting how we lose context was my point!  ;)
The original Huns were a nomadic tribe, probably originating from Mongolia, under the leadership of Attila. In the early months of World War I, the allies applied the term ‘Hun’ to the forces of Germany and Austro-Hungary in order to conjure up images of a bestial foe.

BEAT BACK THE HUN WITH LIBERTY BONDS

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