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Random Topics / Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« on: Today at 07:03:42 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 03:38:05 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 10, 1918.


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King George V, Edward, the Prince of Wales, and party inspecting a 380 mm German gun position ( Pommern or Leugenboom Redoubt) at Leugenboom, 10 December 1918. The last shell was fired into the concrete parapet in front of the gun in an unsuccessful effort to destroy the gun, the shell passing through the parapet.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239563 IWM (Q 7749)


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The 380 mm gun of the Pommern or Leugenboom Redoubt which bombarded Dunkirk. The last shell was fired into the concrete parapet in front of the gun in an unsuccessful effort to destroy the gun, the shell passing through the parapet.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239562 IWM (Q 7748)

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 03:31:34 AM »
That looks good.  I'll be sure to watch both parts.  Thanks, WOTR. 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 11:07:39 PM »
Thanks Rix Gins,
you know I always visit your thread tho I don't comment just look at the pictures,
I should comment more often because you are doing great service to us providing pieces of history that teach and entertain us
with episodes that our grand and grand-grand parents lived through.. and is important {and beneficial} for us to have connection to that.


Well said, ZaZa.  And you know, in regards to the above soldier's clothing, I thought the same damn thing. haha

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 10:29:47 PM »
I agree with WOTR. That video brings raw emotions of how it was then.
We need to remember and respect them.
Good find Rix Gins. Thank You Sir.

And thank you for stopping by, ZaZa.  You are always welcome here at the 100 years ago thread.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 08:55:28 PM »
Another great find. Some rare footage.

Thank you, WOTR.  Glad you enjoyed it.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: Yesterday at 08:42:32 PM »

Ahhhh, good old Antoine's down in New Orleans.  Does it look familiar?  It might, because there is an earlier postcard of the place on this thread: http://bellgab.com/index.php?topic=9768.msg1233365#msg1233365


This postcard contains two favorites of mine.  The first, Mardi Gras and the second, the year 1958.  Swedish actress Pernilla August was born on the stamp cancellation date of February 13, 1958.  I looked her up to see if she resembled Brigitte Bardot but sadly she didn't.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pernilla_August


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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: Yesterday at 08:10:03 PM »
Azzerae and Spookcat, thank you for the postcard comments.  I just want you to know that you were both right.  There is art in postcards.  Azzerae, you raised a very interesting point about the price notations.  I think I'll erase the prices on newer postcards and leave them on the really old ones.  Postcards do get a certain amount of 'patina' on them from being stored a number of years and if I erase the pencil prices, a lighter spot is left on the card.  Thank you both for your thoughts. 

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: Yesterday at 03:23:21 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:00:24 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 9, 1918.


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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King with Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes and King Albert I of the Belgians, the Prince of Wales and The Duke of York at Zeebrugge, 9th December 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205381698 IWM (Q 3455)


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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King, Vice-Admiral Sir Roger and King Albert I of the Belgians looking at the British blockships at Zebrugge, 9th December 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205381699 IWM (Q 3459)


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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King with Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes at Zeebrugge, 9th December 1918. To the right is King Albert I, King of the Belgians.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205236002 IWM (Q 3465)


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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King with and King Albert I, King of the Belgians, taking lunch out of doors near the site where submarine C.3 made the breach on the Mole at Zeebrugge. A railway goods truck served as a table, 9th December 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205236005 IWM (Q 3468)


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Random Topics / Re: Ask Liberace Anything
« on: December 08, 2018, 07:01:26 AM »
Hi, Lee.

I just want to know whether you dislike me, from your own point of view, or interaction with me.  Or, whether someone put a bug in your ear to dislike me - if that's the case.  Just following up on some hints.

Just curious.  If I'm mistaken, I apologize.


Just so you know, if you've got tits and a vagina then Lee will like you.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:31:43 AM »
Spookcat and Azzerae, welcome, both of you to the wonderful world of postcard collecting.  If, like me, you were to enter into the postcard collection game, you would notice right away that almost all of the postcards that you purchase online have a penciled in price on them.  This is because 99 percent of the postcards were first put up for sale at yard sales, flea markets at your local national guard armories and shoe box containers full of postcards that can be found at antique malls.  Online sellers offer hundreds, if not thousands of postcards for sale and quite simply, they don't bother to remove, or erase the prices that were once written on them from the earlier sales venues that most likely took place twenty or thirty years previous to when the online sellers got their greedy little hands on them. 

When I post a card from my collection I try my best to remove any penciled in price but due to time constraints, and my failing eyesight, I will on occasion, miss them.  In the immortal words of Get Smart's Maxwell Smart, "Sorry about that, Chief."

Really, you might want to look upon postcards as being historic rather than artistic.  I do value your input though and I will make every effort to remove the penciled in prices.  Thank you for visiting the postcard thread.         

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: December 08, 2018, 02:20:46 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 8, 1918.


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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. British Army Officers being presented to the King in the ruins of Ypres, 8th December 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235959 IWM (Q 3422)


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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King outside the ruins of the Cathedral in Ypres, 8th December 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235961 IWM (Q 3424)


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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King walks among the ruins of Ypres, 8th December 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235965 IWM (Q 3428)


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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King paying homage at war graves in Ypres, 8th December 1914.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235975 IWM (Q 3438)


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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King and the Duke of York paying homage at the temporary grave of the King's one-time equerry Major Lord Charles Mercer-Nairne who died in Ypres in October 1914.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235966 IWM (Q 3429)

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: December 07, 2018, 08:25:13 PM »



A somewhat clear stamp cancellation date of January 25, 1912 is on the back of this postcard.  Nothing much to speak of happened on that date, although a German aviator by the name of Karl Grulich...
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tripled the record for staying aloft with multiple passengers, flying for an hour and 35 minutes in a Harlan monoplane over Johannisthal. 
Wiki

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: December 07, 2018, 04:58:11 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: December 07, 2018, 03:50:35 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: December 07, 2018, 03:36:45 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 7, 1918.


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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King talks to the Bishop of Tournai, Monseigneur croye, during a visit to 8th Divisional Headquarters at Tournai, 7th December 1918. The house had been used as HQ by Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, and a strong concrete dug-out against air raids was one of the prominent features. With the King is General William Birdwood, the last General Officer Commanding Fifth Army before its disbandment and Major General William Heneker, General Officer Commanding 8th Division.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235980 IWM (Q 3443)


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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King with the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York and General Sir William Birdwood, the last General Officer Commanding British Fifth Army prior to its disbandment, visit 15th Division at a cross-roads west of Thumaide, Belgium. The Division is formed up either side of a broad road, the men being only twenty deep and leaving only a narrow passage in the middle of the road for the King. With the King is Major General Hamilton Reed VC, General Officer Commanding 15th Division.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235986 IWM (Q 3449)


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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King and party in a communication trench.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235990 IWM (Q 3453)


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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The Royal Car, near Thumaide.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235984 IWM (Q 3447)

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: December 06, 2018, 08:11:23 PM »

Some Douglas C-47s.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:09:54 AM »
For some reason, it does not look like a German Shepard.  ;)

I wonder if they used the dog for explosives detection?

When I was on the Imperial War Museum website I saw a dog kind of like that one, watching some soldiers march by.  I wonder if it was following the photographer around? 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:03:41 AM »
From the Library of Congress.   The Weekly Tribune, December 6, 1918.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:36:56 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 6, 1918.


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Men of A Squadron, 18th Hussars on guard duty at the road bridge just south of the railway bridge at Bayenthal, 6 December 1918. A British armored car is visible in the background.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239040 IWM (Q 7203)


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Sub-section of the 2nd Machine Gun Squadron, 18th Hussars, on sentry duty at the eastern end of the road bridge just north of Bayenthal, Cologne. 6 December 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239037 IWM (Q 7200)


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Officers of the 18th Hussars on the Rhine Embankment with a dog at Cologne, 6 December 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239042 IWM (Q 7205)

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: December 05, 2018, 03:38:23 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: December 05, 2018, 02:58:16 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Seattle Star, December 5, 1918.
 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: December 04, 2018, 02:58:50 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 4, 1918.


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Belgian coastal defenses at Ostend (Oldenburgh and Palace Hotel Batteries), 4 December 1918. A heavy gun camouflaged in a decoy thatched cottage house.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205351481 IWM (Q 108702)


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Belgian coastal defenses at Ostend (Oldenburgh and Palace Hotel Batteries), 4 December 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205351487 IWM (Q 108708)


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The German U-Boat U-155 surrendered to the British, lying alongside the British mystery ship HMS SUFFOLK COAST at St. Katherine's Docks in London, 4 December 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205084312 IWM (Q 46047)

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:00:32 PM »

I wish Art was still around to see this postcard.  I know he was a ham radio operator but I think he did CB radio stuff too.


Some RCA Mark VIII radio ads: http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/rca/mark_viii/ad/index.htm

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: December 03, 2018, 03:00:22 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 3, 1918.


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Concert party organized by women carpenters at the Tarrant Hut Works near Calais, 3 December 1918, to give performances to wounded soldiers. #1
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235945 IWM (Q 3406)


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Concert party organized by women carpenters at the Tarrant Hut Works near Calais, 3 December 1918, to give performances to wounded soldiers. #2
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235944 IWM (Q 3405)


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Concert party organized by women carpenters at the Tarrant Hut Works near Calais, 3 December 1918, to give performances to wounded soldiers. #3
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235942 IWM (Q 3403)


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Concert party organized by women carpenters at the Tarrant Hut Works near Calais, 3 December 1918, to give performances to wounded soldiers. #4
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235943 IWM (Q 3404)

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: December 02, 2018, 10:33:31 PM »

The restaurant is gone but the grounds live on.  Statues, fountains and ponds can be taken in during an afternoon stroll, but they will deny access if a wedding has been scheduled. 


The grounds are still called the Kapok Tree Inn, despite there not being an Inn.
Info on the Inn: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/21199

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Random Topics / Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson Sexual Misconduct Allegations
« on: December 02, 2018, 03:56:41 PM »
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/neil-degrasse-tyson-addresses-sexual-misconduct-allegations

I've always thought he was an opportunist cuck poser.

He was 'looking for Pluto' on one of the women.

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: December 02, 2018, 05:01:49 AM »

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