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 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:06 pm

If you don't have the right ethnicity and someone shoves a flag in your face and pins it to your vehicle... you tend to get pissed ...and then we have an incident. My great grandfather on my mother's side was German. He was an engineer who built ice making plants and put elevators in the first relatively tall buildings in Mobile. I don't know if he ever was harassed or not... but.. who knows?
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:13 am

I would say he only had himself to blame for that problem......................
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Postby Niner » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:28 am

Being a man of the cloth it would seem he should have "turned the other cheek". :loco:
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Postby Niner » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:58 pm

Most munition plant fatalities are caused by explosions. Somebody lighting a match in a powder room sort of thing. This accident was at least a different form of unforeseen circumstance. And ...nothing exploded.

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

Postby Niner » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:08 pm

Salute or... pay the penalty. Back in the USA.

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

Postby Niner » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:29 am

US troops take the brunt of the first wave of the new offensive. The American 3rd Division holds under attack from nearly overwhelming numbers of Germans and earns it's ever after sobriquet of "Rock of the Marne". Although American newspapers wouldn't know this unit designation until probably the next war.

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Postby Niner » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:57 pm

Teddy's youngest son is killed by German flyers. Teddy, one of the original war hawks, seems proud his son died for his country.
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Postby Niner » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:02 pm

America is gloating now! Today anyway.

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Postby Niner » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:18 am

Everybody gets credit for the great war gains.....if they contribute to the tobacco fund. And the announcement comes with a "warning" too. Different from now days....but ....

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Postby Niner » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:32 pm

Sunday dinner back in the USA is a bit pricey for families averaging something like $29 a week in income. Oddly enough a broiling chicken averaged a few cents more a pound than a rib roast. Guess a rib roast was harder to cook in a wood stove and demand was less. Even the tougher "boiling" chicken was nearly up there with the rib roast.

Maybe if it had occurred to them to slice the roast between the ribs into rib eye steaks they could cook them easier than fried chicken and have a tasty meat dish.

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

Postby Niner » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:11 pm

While I'm on the food topic. The US Army recent requirement is pretty heavy on bacon. Wonder what's in the can goods?

Now if it were the British Army we could understand..... bacon butties.

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Postby Niner » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:20 am

Winning is fun...back home. The cartoons reflect the lofty view of carnage that someone not participating can gloat over as victory. If the offensive had gone the other way they would be fabricating some silver lining. Bill Mauldin won a Pulitzer for a cartoon in WWII ....he had actually been there.

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Postby Niner » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:42 pm

A hundred years ago there was still such a thing as Calvary.
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Postby Niner » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:07 am

The German offensive has been stopped and now the attack goes the other way and the Germans are running out of fresh troops to blunt it. They are being trapped in a giant pocket and have few reserves to counter the million Americans who have been infused into the allied counter offensive.

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

Postby Niner » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:31 pm

New York did support its local heroes. Here is an advertisement for a Sunday feature coming the next Sunday. No wonder there was a movie made of "The Fighting 69th". It's a wonder it took until 1940.

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

Postby Niner Delta » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:32 pm

On the front page about the cavalry, there is an article about, "Destroyer ready for service in 70 days". The name of
the destroyer is USS Ward DD-139, the same ship that fired the first shots of WWII outside Pearl Harbor on the
morning of Dec 7th, 1941. It shot at and sunk a Jap 2-man mini-sub as it tried to sneak into Pearl Harbor a few hours
before the air attack. And sadly, the Ward was sunk exactly 3 years later on Dec 7th, 1944, by a kamikaze, while
it was on patrol during the Leyte invasion.


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Postby Niner » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:37 pm

The war continues with Germany continuing to to resist the allied attacks with as many men as they can muster. Some small towns change hands back and forth each day.

Meanwhile...back in the USA. Seems that the US had worked out a deal with the British to draft British citizens of military age in the US for the US forces. But there is an announcement on this date in the newspaper that wants the draft potential of former citizens in the army of their homeland with a short time offer from Britain and Canada.

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

Postby Niner » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:05 am

Americans are in the thick of the fighting. A blood bath of glory no doubt with the Americans on the side that has gained the most yardage. And judging by the train load of artillery as spoils of war it must have been one hell of a battle. However.... the last few lines about shooting up the German artillery shells by rank of enlisted men in turn must come out of Ripley's Believe it or Not. And I come down on the side of not.

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Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:52 pm

Looks like Mr Carroll is possibly exaggerating as regards the number of Machine Guns captured - thousands? :roll:
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Postby Niner » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:13 pm

The story of Nicholas II being executed in Russia is starting to make the newspapers. The Pensacola paper gives it a theatrical cast like a James Cagney movie of the tough guy who goes yellow walking the last mile to the electric chair. What really happened was more like the St. Valentine day massacre and included the whole family of the Czar who were brutally murdered.

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Postby Niner » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:08 pm

Wool requirement per soldier. Must have made a lot of sheep naked....but less greasy.
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Postby Niner » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:39 pm

The Germans are getting licked. Allies have the upper hand.

US casualties at 12000.

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Postby Niner » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:44 pm

And the full gloat continues. The fruit of victory is being lauded.

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Postby Niner » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:25 pm

War has it's jargon. Eddie Rickenbacker, famous ace of WWII and later prominent bit part player in WWII, told a news man some of the fly boy jargon.

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Postby Niner » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:19 pm

A casualty list for night and afternoon.
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Postby Niner » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:28 am

We were here and they were there map. Looks a little like a football game....offense on the left and defense on the right. The defense is losing ground.
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Postby Niner » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:40 pm

One man is so patriotic people think he is crazy. If he was actually patriotic crazy.....why didn't he go join the Marines?

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Postby Niner » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:27 am

A human interest story. A continuing feature of a newspaper spot lighting a father and son ....or grandson...who both served their country. Sweet. But.... think about this pairing for a minute. Think about what side old pap was on.

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Postby Niner » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:23 am

One more time. That Yanks and Sammy thing. Even Southern states like Yanks better than Sammy.

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