THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:18 pm

Can you imagine one of Trump's sons...

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Shortly after the United State declared war on Germany, much to the chagrin of his mother, Vanderbilt enlisted in the U.S. Army in July 1917, at the age of 19. He was originally assigned to the headquarters of the ammunition train of the 27th Division of the New York National Guard, commanded by Major General John F. O'Ryan.[3] His first posting was in Spartanburg, South Carolina where he was a wagoner driving mules. [4] As this assignment was not to his liking, Vanderbilt made a deal with General O'Ryan's orderly into changing his orders to go with the division overseas. In exchange, Vanderbilt became the orderly's assistant and helped with various chores. [5]

He went overseas with the division in May 1918 aboard the transport Great Northern. Upon arriving in Brest, France, he was assigned as an orderly to the commander of the U.S. Army stockade there. Vanderbilt disliked his commander, whom he referred to as "my torturer". By chance, he was able to get a temporary assignment as driver to General Douglas Haig, the commander of the British forces in France. He got the posting when he was in a group of soldiers who asked if anyone knew how to drive a Rolls Royce. Vanderbilt raised his hand since his family only used Rolls-Royces and he was familiar with the peculiarities of their operation. [6]

After his posting with General Haig, Vanderbilt was reassigned to the 27th Division's headquarters where he served as a driver delivering dispatches. While driving on one mission, Vanderbilt had a near fatal accident.

Vanderbilt's father was promoted to brigadier general in July 1918 and was reassigned as a brigade commander at Camp Lewis in Washington state. Both Vanderbilts returned to the United States in August 1918 after three months of service in France. The younger Vanderbilt was promoted to the rank of wagoner (equivalent to a corporal) on August 24th and served as a transportation instructor at American Lake, near Camp Lewis for the remainder of his military service.

Vanderbilt was honorably discharged from the Army on January 25, 1919. [7][8][9] Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to 2nd lieutenant of the Infantry branch in the Officers Reserve Corps. [10]


He went on to go through seven wives and wrote books and made films and squandered some money he probably didn't earn.
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:51 am

Those low life Germans would stoop to any subterfuge. A case of wire nails to Sweden from the US.. the same Sweden with great reserves of iron ore .. was found to have heavy lead heads that could be melted down to make bullets. And.. just recently, coincidentally, it was discovered that the neutral Sweden had allowed Germany to use their diplomatic lines of communications to pass messages. Sweden was not very well liked in the US at the moment and this would have been a story that produced no questions.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:19 pm

So this American guy was in the Lafayette Escadrille and he had this little problem back home.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:48 pm

World Series coming. Tickets are going to be cheap.. .. by today's standard....and there will be a repeat game at an Army camp.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:52 am

$5 is $93.75 today...............
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:44 am

World Series ticket prices in 2016.
If you hope to see the Chicago Cubs vs. the Cleveland Indians in-person in the 2016 World Series, you're going to have a pay a lot, especially for the games in Chicago.

As of late Monday, online ticket broker StubHub had tickets for Tuesday's Game 1 in Cleveland ranging from $724 for standing-room only up to nearly $8,000 for box seats behind the Cubs' dugout. Tickets for Game 2 ranged from $714 to $6,500.

Prices go up considerably for games at Chicago's Wrigley Field, which has not hosted a World Series game since 1945. Tickets for Game 3 Friday began at $1,908 for standing-room only and ranged up to nearly $20,000 for seats directly behind home plate.

Tickets for the Wrigley Field rooftops -- which do not even include stadium access -- were on sale for more than $1,000. Parking passes nearly a mile away from Wrigley Field were on sale beginning at $33.

The Cubs will also host Game 4 Saturday and, if necessary, Game 5 Sunday. Those tickets were also on sale beginning at nearly $2,000.


And if you consider that now days we have HD TV coverage with multi camera view and instant replay that people can watch for nothing against 1917 with no TV and no radio, today's prices for World Series tickets are for the affluent only. Maybe that's why baseball has lost ground in the percentage of Americans that are rabid fans. A guy slinging hash or selling shoes can't afford to see a World Series game...unlike back then when a ticket wasn't as far out of reach.
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:04 am

We were warned. So says a Senator from Illinois. Seems he thought Admiral Dewy had found his Nostradamus back a couple of decades before and nobody had noticed.... except the Senator...somewhat belatedly... it seems.

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The profit would have come closer to being omniscient if he said Germany was going to take Paris and then work on conquering England in about 40 years.
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:10 pm

US can draft them quick enough but giving all of them something to shoot with can't be done as fast.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:32 pm

My ass!
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