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  • "You have received us with bombs" Assassination of Franz Ferdinand and the end of Christian Europe

    06/28/2019 7:12:51 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 89 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | June 28, 2018 | Florentius
    It is not too far-fetched to say that Christian Europe officially died on June 28, 1914. On that day, the heir to the imperial throne of Austria-Hungary and his wife were gunned down on the streets of Sarajevo. In modern parlance, we would call the assassin, 19 year-old Serbian radical Gavrilo Princip, a terrorist. His act would lead directly to the outbreak of the Great War a little over a month later. Following is an article that appeared in The Outlook, an important New York-based political and social journal, from a week after the assassinations. It is notable that the...
  • Doctors dismissed Spanish flu as a 'minor infection' for three years before ... 1918 pandemic ...

    05/23/2019 11:50:45 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 17 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | May 24, 2019 | SAM BLANCHARD
    Doctors in the early 1900s dismissed Spanish flu as a 'minor infection' just years before it killed 50 million people, according to scientists. Countless lives could have been saved if medics had taken it seriously and worked out how to stop the virus before the disastrous outbreak in 1918, researchers say. A study has found there were investigations as early as 1915 into a mysterious illness which was killing World War I soldiers in France and England. ...
  • Trump’s rain decision casts dark clouds over his Paris trip

    11/11/2018 12:44:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 141 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 11/11/2018 08:24 AM EST | NANCY COOK
    PARIS — President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel his visit to an American military cemetery outside of Paris threatened to overshadow his trip here, as government officials, historians and fellow Republicans hammered him for more than 24 hours for that move. “President@realDonaldTrump a no-show because of raindrops? Those veterans the president didn’t bother to honor fought in the rain, in the mud, in the snow — & many died in trenches for the cause of freedom. Rain didn’t stop them & it shouldn’t have stopped an American president,” wrote former Secretary of State John Kerry, a veteran of the Vietnam...
  • Poland Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary of Country’s Rebirth as an Independent State

    11/11/2018 6:29:55 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 11th, 2018 | Breitbart London
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its rebirth as an independent state on Sunday with a multitude of events across the country, including marches, Masses, and the national hymn being sung in more than 600 public places. The national white-and-red flag fluttered from buildings and buses, dignitaries and regular citizens placed flowers and wreaths at memorials to the father of Polish independence, Marshal Jozef Pilsudski, and the historic Sigismund Bell, reserved only for the most important national events, rang out over Krakow. Poland regained its independence at the end of World War I in...
  • Kerry slams Trump for canceling attendance at WWI memorial

    11/11/2018 4:04:45 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 66 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/18
    US President Donald Trump was forced to cancel his attendance on Saturday at a commemoration in France for US soldiers and marines killed in World War I because rain made it impossible to arrange transport. “[The attendance of the president and first lady] has been canceled due to scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather,” the White House said according to Reuters, adding that Chief of Staff John Kelly, who is a former general, went instead. While the president was scheduled to attend the ceremony at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, rain and low clouds prevented his helicopter...
  • Trump takes heat over scrapped trip to cemetery in France

    11/10/2018 8:19:06 PM PST · by Simon Green · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/18 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    The White House and President Trump took some heat on Saturday after it was announced that he would not make a previously scheduled visit to a cemetery in France for Americans killed in World War I due to inclement weather. Trump arrived in France on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, along with first lady Melania Trump. They'd planned to visit Ainse-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France. The president was expected to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence. The first couple was supposed to travel to the site via helicopter,...
  • PETER HITCHENS: Soldiers? No, Brtiain lost 700,000 poets, teachers, inventors...and fathers

    11/10/2018 6:39:56 PM PST · by Nextrush · 47 replies ^ | 11/10/2018 | Peter Hitchens
    What do you think about during the two minutes silence? I used to think of men at war, and hear in my head the shouts and the clash of arms. Now I see a narrow street of small houses at dusk. A young man in army uniform is embracing his wife and little children in a lighted doorway. He will not return. I recently learned that, on the first day of commemoration, in 1919, the silence was often far from silent. In many places, when the traffic and the factories stopped, the sound of uncontrollable weeping could be heard in...
  • Armistice Day: Qeeen attends Festival of Remembrance

    11/10/2018 4:18:22 PM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/10/2018 | BBC
    The Queen and senior royals attended a remembrance concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Armistice Day. The annual Festival of Remembrance in London, which commemorates the war dead, included performances from Sir Tom Jones an Sheridan Smith. It came ahead of Remembrance Sunday on 11 November, which this year marks 100 years since the end of World War One...….
  • World War I centennial commemorations underway

    11/10/2018 1:28:35 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    More than 60 heads of state and government are converging on France for the commemorations that will crescendo Sunday with ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, exactly a century after the armistice.
  • Atheists in the Trenches: Loss of Faith among Canadians in the Great War

    11/05/2018 1:02:45 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Active History Canada ^ | May 2017 | Elliot Hanowski
    Did the horrors of the Great War cause Canadian soldiers to lose their faith? Or is it true that there were no atheists in the trenches? The war has generally been seen as a powerfully disillusioning experience. Books such as Paul Fussell’s widely influential The Great War and Modern Memory portray the war as the origins of modern skepticism and cynicism. The idea of a “lost generation” of disillusioned Anglo-American vets is a widely accepted one. The situation in Canada, however, is a little more ambiguous. In his study of the war’s impact on Canadian culture, Death So Noble, Jonathan...
  • Pentagon postpones Trump's military parade

    08/16/2018 7:13:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    cnn ^ | August 16, 2018 | Barbara Starr, Ryan Browne and Clare Foran, CNN
    (CNN)The Department of Defense says the military parade originally scheduled for Veterans Day will be postponed. "The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to honor America's military veterans and commemorate the centennial of World War I," Defense Department spokesman Col. Rob Manning said in a statement Thursday. "We originally targeted November 10, 2018 for this event but have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019."
  • How the Spanish Flu Wasn't Actually Spain's Fault at All

    02/08/2018 10:12:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | 6 February 2018 | Richard Gunderman
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the great influenza pandemic of 1918. Between 50 and 100 million people are thought to have died, representing as much as 5 percent of the world’s population. Half a billion people were infected.By Richard Gunderman, Indiana University Especially remarkable was the 1918 flu’s predilection for taking the lives of otherwise healthy young adults, as opposed to children and the elderly, who usually suffer most. Some have called it the greatest pandemic in history. The 1918 flu pandemic has been a regular subject of speculation over the last century. Historians and scientists have...
  • Relatives Invited to 75th Anniversary of Tragic Hartland Wartime Plane Crash (U.S. Plane)

    01/25/2018 1:04:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    North Devon Gazette ^ | 25 January 2018
    Any relatives of US airman Elliott Stone, who had relatives in North Devon and whose plane crashed in 1943 at Hartland, are welcome to attend a 75th anniversary memorial on Saturday, January 27. Any relatives of US airman Elliott Stone, who had relatives in North Devon and whose plane crashed in 1943 at Hartland, are welcome to attend a 75th anniversary memorial on Saturday, January 27. Any North Devon relatives of an American airman whose father came from Holsworthy, are welcome to attend a poignant memorial near Hartland on Saturday, January 27. Share article from on facebook Tweet article from...
  • Christmas 1917: Celebrations Were Subdued as Young Montanans Marched off to War

    12/25/2017 2:57:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Independent Herald ^ | Dec 25, 2017 | Lorna Thackeray
    Many Yellowstone County homes had empty chairs at the table on Christmas Day 100 years ago. Mrs. C.M. Wright, a widow living at 3324 First Ave. S., already had three sons serving in World War I. A fourth was eager to enlist as soon as he came of age. Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Shoemaker, owners of Billings Automobile Warehouse and Service Co., returned to Billings in early December after bidding their son Lt. Shoemaker goodbye as he sailed from New York toward France. Sons were celebrating the holiday in Army training camps and on Navy ships or in cold and...
  • The Christmas Truce Miracle of World War I

    12/25/2017 2:08:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | Dec 24, 2017 | Gillian Brockell
    On a frosty, starlit night, a miracle took place. In 1914, a melody drifted over the darkness of No Man’s Land. First “O, Holy Night,” then “God Save the King.” Peeking over their trenches for what must have been the first time in weeks, British soldiers were surprised to see Christmas trees lit with candles on the parapets of the enemy’s trenches. Then a shout: “You no shoot, we no shoot!” The Christmas Truce was a brief, spontaneous cease-fire that spread up and down the western front of World War I. It’s also a symbol of the peace on Earth...
  • World War I Device Draws Bomb Squad to Church Yard Sale

    06/17/2017 3:31:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Lehigh Valley Live ^ | June 16, 2017 | Sarah Cassi
    A person looking to sell a 1913 World War I device at a South Whitehall Township church yard sale attracted police instead of buyers. Township police were called Friday morning for the suspicious package at the Asbury Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, police Sgt. Ron Scholler said. A person not known to the church or police had brought a 1913 World War I device to sell. In an abundance of caution, the Allentown Bomb Squad was called to handle the item, Scholler said. By 3 p.m., the bomb squad had taken the device away and the scene was cleared. The church's...
  • The Legacy of Sgt. Alvin C. York – Service Beyond Heroism

    06/05/2017 9:02:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/5 17 | Mark Herr
    Although World War I changed the world, in many ways it is the forgotten war that needs to be remembered once again in the 21st Century. One such remembrance is owed Sgt. Alvin C. York of the Upper Cumberland Valley of Tennessee. He did not want to fight in the war due to his religious convictions, but was inspired to do so by his drill sergeant who gave him a Bible and an American history book. On October 8, 1918, in less than fifteen minutes, his life would change forever. He single-handedly captured four German officers and one hundred twenty-eight...
  • The Road to War

    12/03/2016 1:33:57 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2014 | BBC
    A rather good history of the origins and causes of World war I The Road to War
  • World’s Oldest Man to Celebrate Bar Mitzvah 100 Years Late

    09/15/2016 5:47:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Jewish Forward ^ | September 14, 2016
    Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor who lives in Israel, missed bar mitzvah because of World War IThe world’s oldest man, 113-year-old Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor living in Israel, will celebrate his bar mitzvah. Kristal’s daughter, Shulimath Kristal Kuperstoch, told the DPA news agency that about 100 family members will gather in Kristal’s home city of Haifa in the coming weeks to mark the rite. “We will bless him, we will dance with him, we will be happy,” she said. Kristal had his birthday last week. He was recognized as the world’s oldest man in March. He missed his bar...
  • WW I hero Francis Pegahmagabow given Aboriginal Day honour

    06/22/2016 8:20:05 AM PDT · by Snowyman · 9 replies
    History largely remembers him as Corp. Francis Pegahmagabow — the deadliest sniper and scout of the First World War, credited with 378 kills and 300 captures. And on Tuesday, National Aboriginal Day, a life-sized bronze monument of Pegahmagabow was unveiled in Parry Sound, Ont., almost 100 years after he earned his first medal for courage in battle. The monument: Pegahmagabow standing defiantly with an eagle perched on one arm; his right hand in a fist; a Ross rifle slung over his shoulder; a caribou at his feet to represent his clan.