THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

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

Postby Niner » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:23 am

Meanwhile... the Germans are raising hell in the Spring offensive and the British are also having trouble with the Irish who won't love them as their protecting mother country. And back home a politician is telling about a wondrous new device that was all claim and no truth ..if anything like it existed at all....although it would probably been better used to time baseball pitches or catch motorists speeding if it was like the radar gun of later decades.

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

Postby Niner Delta » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:07 pm

Maybe this is what they were talking about???.............. :mrgreen:

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

Postby Niner » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:39 pm

The slaughter was terrific. Only nobody seemed to be terrified at the carnage. All fine when it was the Germans slaughtered but tomorrow the screw will turn and the headlines will not tell that story.

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

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

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:40 pm

If you read the actual words of Haig's Order it becomes obvious that he had identified the solution to the German's Spring Offensive and was fully aware of the consequences of failure......
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Postby Niner » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:01 pm

Allies are backing up under all out attacks by the Germans. Americans are starting to get into more heavy fighting near the main brunt of attack and no longer part of a side show.

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

Postby Niner » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:29 am

So which side is winning today? Depends on what newspaper you read.
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Postby Niner » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:11 am

Atrocity stories were front page news a hundred years ago. Reading this one reminded me of the movie Platoon, which was fiction, or the actual horrific My Lai Massacre in the Vietnam war about a half century later. However, unlike many such WWI stories that were likely more propaganda rumor than truth, this one rings true because of the location. It was the scene of Russians massacring Jews in 1700's and the murder of Jews by the Nazi's in the second world war. Doubt seriously anybody checked religion in such an attack on civilians in 1918, but makes one wonder.

This particular town had been the HQ of the Imperial Russian Army for a while preceding this atrocity and the Czar had visited there while he was commander of the Russian forces.

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

Postby Niner » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:53 am

Just another day of bashing the hell out of each other on the battle field. But....Wilson bows to the French and supports the French general for commander in chief of the allies.

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

Postby Niner » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:33 pm

A photo op that turned out badly...and painful.... for President Wilson. This was on the lawn of the White House. Tanks and photo ops would remain disastrous down through the years for politicians ...... remember Mike Dukakis?

And this was a British tank...not even American.

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