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 Delta » Mon May 14, 2018 9:06 pm

Why of course the Germans had an extra million rifles lying around and sent them to the US, and
then it got printed in the newspaper....... :roll:
They didn't need any more, or new, rifles on the Western Front....... I'm sure..... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue May 15, 2018 2:35 am

Looks like it should have been from The Weekly World News - or maybe the Tonopah Daily Bonanza was run on the same presses :cool: :roll:
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Postby Niner » Thu May 17, 2018 6:58 pm

How about an all steel plane for a step forward in technology? But.....a flying tank with a top speed of 50 mph?
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Postby Niner » Fri May 18, 2018 9:08 pm

The war is playing hell with German nobility. Counts and barons are being killed like a plague had gotten hold of them. And in a way....maybe it had.

No wonder I never ran into anybody who's last name was Finek von Finekenstein in my entire life... a name like that you would remember.

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

Postby Niner » Mon May 21, 2018 5:05 pm

When in doubt..... write exciting headlines and fill in the details with hyperbole. It sells papers.

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

Postby Niner » Tue May 22, 2018 2:48 pm

Contest against British won by "Negro" and "negro" crew. Reminds me of Blazing Saddles for some reason. The railroad gang of black laborers answer a demand to "give us a song" from the cowboys with " I get no kick from Champagne..." and the cowboys in turn start doing a a Negro Spiritual to show the "Negroes"... (actually the universally banned N word they used instead) what they meant by a song.

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

Postby Niner » Wed May 23, 2018 4:58 pm

If you have a job that doesn't help the war effort you are going to be drafted. That includes professional ball players as also unnecessary but if you are an actor or a stage entertainer of some sort....well you are necessary. It would be hell to be so insignificant you are non useful and suitable only for cannon fodder as a step up in life......but in those days nobody cared about hurting anybodies feelings.

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

Postby Niner Delta » Thu May 24, 2018 5:20 pm

I'm sure all the men in those high paying jobs are looking forward to the Army low pay..... :roll: :roll:

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

Postby Niner » Fri May 25, 2018 3:32 pm

Brit ship transporting US soldiers is sunk. Besides one company down below decks two soldiers on watch when the ship began to sink after the torpedo hit were also lost. I guess they should have followed that old military instruction to remain on guard post until properly relieved. Maybe they figured a sinking ship canceled that order and fell back on "every man for himself". As it turned out they should have stuck around and waited for their turn in the life boats.

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