THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:28 pm

Billy Sunday was the rock star of his day. He could pack the biggest venues of his day with people and..... do it twice a day. His awe inspiring attraction was as an evangelical one man preaching show. All sorts of Protestant churches would even band together to bring him to town to preach his peculiar folksy crusade message complete with moves like a baseball diamond hero that he claimed to have one time been. The people ate it up. In later days another Billy would do the same while clawing tightly onto Presidents like Eisenhower and others in succession. And that Billy's son, following the program, has made a grab at connecting with Trump....although I read that recently politicians in England are trying to ban him from making speaking appearances there over ..something.

Billy Sunday was an attraction that was always front page news and his sermons were reported nearly verbatim to the reading press of large cities all over the US that he appeared in.

If Billy had any political bent it was surely conservative Republican by today's standards even though there was no such concept in those days.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:04 pm

Army lets soldiers in training actually go to Seattle.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner Delta » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:50 pm

Still can't believe they were called "Sammies"............crappy name....... :roll:

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:46 am

Wounded German soldiers didn't like the fact that people who had not been in the actual war....many not even soldiers.... were wearing the Iron Cross medal.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:57 am

US fuel czar has what seems to be a chicken little moment that gets a lot of push back. He wants to close everything East of the Mississippi down for a week and then start back up with Mondays as holidays. This would include stuff like department stores and movie houses as well as manufacturing according to one newspaper's understanding.

The coal shortage during the winter was seen as a supply by train problem and this is what Garfield was trying to correct.

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Wonder what the coal situation would have been if there wasn't the war?

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:38 am

By this date a hundred years ago, there were hundreds of thousands of US soldiers in Europe. They were still in the "training" stage though....as seen in the news by the list of "casualties".

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner Delta » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:04 pm

Well it's obvious that you didn't want to be a stevedore and catch pneumonia..... :roll:
And I guess Sgt. and above weren't allowed to die...... :cool:

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:46 pm

So why are we fighting is the question asked of US troops in Europe by a reporter. The reporter is shocked to find out that half of them have no idea of why they are there. Thankfully...in his estimation... the over seas branch of the YMCA is indoctrinating them in how important the war is to the US. However..... the response he gets from the unschooled troops he interviewed reminds me of my war a half century later.
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:20 pm

We all have heard of the "The Blitz" of WWII that saw the Germans bomb London and other parts of England. In the first World War, a hundred years ago, those seemingly toy like aircraft on the German side did the same thing on a less destructive scale. Note how the largest number of casualties in this attached newspaper story were women and children. Terrorism isn't anything new. It's been part of war ...probably...forever.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:57 pm

Just goes to show how elementary the defenses were in those days AND it also goes to prove how Germany, time and time again upped the overall destructiveness of the way to wage war, involving civilians by U Boats, Gas, Flame Throwers and Bombing to name but a few of their contributions to depravity.
This attitude continued a pace to the end of the war and was continued by the Nazis later.

I have no time for them as a nation, then or now. This attitude also covers the Japanese ..................
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