THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:37 pm

Russia has a revolution problem and the Entente powers have a new German fighting problem.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:40 pm

This book is well worth a read, ISBN 978-1-4456-0866-2 :GBR: :GBR: :GBR:
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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:23 pm

Say what? Come again? Name one...besides Marmite.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner Delta » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:18 pm

I bet this is how McDonalds got their start selling "substitute" food........ :mrgreen:

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:19 pm

American soldiers over seas can buy some insurance...... good idea that continues down to today. Wonder what the max amount is today? It hadn't changed from WWI down through Vietnam.

The total amount in the papers looks like a lot of "Sammies" weren't buying in yet.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:57 am

There are unions and then there are unions.

The I.W.W is the union based on all workers of any status being the same in a struggle with industry. The "good" unions of the AFL are craft unions and exclude or include depending on skills and connections....with a bag of unstated prohibitions. No unskilled labor, Negroes,Orientals, Mexicans, or people who don't speak English need apply.The AFL supported the war and is willing to work with the Wilson administration. The I.W.W. is against the war and have a mixed bag of socialist and Marxist adherents who are only interested in getting as much control of industry wages as possible. The regular established craft unions and the US government don't like Wobblies ....to put it mildly. The Bill of Rights was interpreted loosely at best when it came to the I.W.W.

From the same front page.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:22 pm

It was hell being a Calvary officer in the US during WWI.

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Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Postby Niner Delta » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:28 pm

It was a shock to Schock....... :cool:

So it seems artillery was considered "mounted service", must have still been horse-drawn artillery??

I wonder if there were complaints from his bride when he wore spurs to bed?? (I can think of a couple jokes here.. :shock: )

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