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

Post by Niner » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:37 am

The Arlington memorial to the unknown soldier was approved one hundred years ago today. The actual interment ceremony took place on November 11, 1921.

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Post by Niner » Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:50 pm

WWI has been over for a while now. However in February of 1921 there was still a problem with what to do with a surplus of 4 billion in leftover war supplies of the general stores sort.

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Post by Niner Delta » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:50 pm

I wonder what they did with all that stuff, they didn't dare just give it all away to the public
or it would bankrupt companies that made those items. Even selling it cheaply as surplus would put
a big dent in the sales of those companies.


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Post by Niner » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:56 pm

At the end of WWI the winning side started dividing up things. One area of the pie was the Pacific ocean. Seems a hundred years ago one newspaper was lamenting the possible territory the US would get out of it omitting Yap Island which had some cable use for the US.

It was subsequently decided to give Yap to the the Japs. And the Japanese worked out a deal with the US a year or so later for the US to have access to the Island for whatever it's purposes were of the commerce sort. Of course that came to an end as WWII came along after another couple of decades. Now Yap is apparently part of Micronesia as a free and independent establishment.

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