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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: November 01, 2017, 08:20:03 PM »
This rather weather-beaten postcard shows the skyline of Dayton, Ohio, as seen from the city's art museum.  The postcard was mailed back on June 13, 1936.


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The museum itself (Now called the Dayton Art Institute) is still there, perched on the same hill that it was built on back in 1930.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton_Art_Institute 

I'm not too sure if you can get the same view of the skyline because there seems to be a big bridge structure in the way now.  The bottom pic is at roadside level.  Things might look better from the museum's top floor.


present day view.

 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 01, 2017, 03:45:19 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Pioneers of the Australian 1st Battalion crowded aboard a light railway train during the Third Battle of Ypres, 1 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205213125


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Australian soldiers outside a bath house near Ypres on 1 November 1917. Regular attendance at bath houses was compulsory for all troops on the Western Front.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205213255


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The congested interior of a dugout 15 feet below ground. Steel girders support the ceiling with heavy uprights. Men are crowded in two layers.  1917-11-01.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193435


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The Imperial Camel Corps Brigade outside Beersheba, 1st November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205248400


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Armored cars of the Russian Armored Car Division covered by the snow. Probably Galicia (the Austro-Hungarian partition of Poland), 1 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205352486

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Random Topics / Re: Television Show Intro's
« on: October 31, 2017, 11:37:11 PM »

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: October 31, 2017, 02:06:59 AM »
 

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: October 30, 2017, 09:07:37 PM »
I almost wrote "Here is another restaurant postcard from Texas" but then I caught myself by reading the back.  It is not from Texas, it's from Florida.  Unless I'm wrong, the Texan Motel & Restaurant isn't there anymore.  All I could find online was another postcard like the one we are viewing.  There was a Texan Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida.  A wild and wooly place that had to be torn down back in the 1980's due to severe damage caused by overzealous Spring Break partiers.  I highly doubt that it's the same place, unless somebody bulldozed the motel and replaced it with a hotel.  Edit: Ooops, I just noticed that the hotel was in Daytona Beach, not Jacksonville.  I was off by 86 miles.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 29, 2017, 09:31:31 PM »
'Coney Island' a film starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton, was released to theatres on October 29, 1917.

The movie shows some pretty cool rides at Coney Island back in 1917.


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I may be remembering things wrong, but an airliner nose cone is made of lighter and weaker materials (eg fibreglass) to allow weather radar beams to pass through with less interference. You have to remember also that the plane is traveling very fast at that height - say for argument it's doing mach 0.8, at 30000ft with standard temperatures it'd be doing the equivalent of 541mph - and even a goose will cause a lot of damage.

This pic is from hail damage:


Yeah I see what you mean.  Same kind of round dent on the nose.  Thanks Taaroa.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 29, 2017, 04:11:39 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Australian troops walk along a duckboard track through the remains of Chateau Wood, Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), 29 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193421

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A crashed BE 12 aircraft of No 47 Squadron piloted by 2nd Lieutenant P D Montague, Salonika, Greece. The body of Montague, a member of the Bloomsbury set and a friend of Rupert Brooke, was buried when the plane crashed, later on during the war the grave was lost.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205085356


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M E Montgomery, Joint War Committee. Died through illness contracted while on service in France 29 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205380905


From The Europeana Collection.


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Austrian troops in Görz.  Soldiers on an open square in the town. In the foreground a horse and wagon.  Date: 1917-10-29.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073493739.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Disposition issue at the company command.  Date: 1917-10-29.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073596103.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=2  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 29, 2017, 03:54:27 AM »
That film was one of many lost in the Fox Vault fire in 1937. It is interesting to note that in a few short decades we went from things, even major films, being "lost" to virtually every aspect of one's life fully documented and archived forever. And major studio movies get leaked before they even hit the theaters. (And Hollywood is making so many bad movies that it is unfortunate that films cannot be "lost" anymore!)

http://www.jacksoo.com/about.htm

Your post made me look up the vault fire.  What a loss.  I guess we can say that the 'When A Man Sees Red' movie saw 'red' itself, in the end.

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Really, a bird/birds caused this damage?  Looks more like a cannonball hit the plane. 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-29/nba-oklahoma-thunder-stunned-by-major-plane-damage/9097020


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Random Topics / Re: Television Show Intro's
« on: October 28, 2017, 11:17:16 PM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 28, 2017, 03:59:17 PM »
100 Years Ago Today.

1.  The silent movie 'The Woman God Forgot' (directed by Cecil B. DeMille) was released to theatres on October 28, 1917.  The full movie can be viewed on YouTube, however the subtitles are in Italian.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Woman_God_Forgot


Geraldine Farrar as Montezuma's Daughter in The Woman God Forgot.
By unknown (Cecil B. DeMille Prod. / Artcraft Pictures Corporation) - Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15030032


2.  The SS Finland (an American-flagged ocean liner built in 1902 for the Red Star Line and used by the Navy for transport use during WWI) was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-93.  The Finland was heavily damaged but it managed to reach port for repairs.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Finland_(1902)


Workers pose by the torpedo damage to Finland in drydock at Brest, France.
By U.S. Navy - U.S. Naval Historical Center Photo #: NH 53906, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4050232


3.  The Fox film 'When a Man Sees Red' was released to theatres on October 28, 1917 but sadly it has become a 'lost' movie.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_a_Man_Sees_Red


Advertisement in Moving Picture World, Sept 1917 for the American drama film When a Man Sees Red (1917) with William Farnum.
By Fox Film Corporation - Internet Archive, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28588784


4.  A comic strip from October 28, 1917: https://i.imgur.com/oUBUaqY.jpg


5.  Actor Jack Soo was born on October 28, 1917. 

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Soo


Jack Soo (far right) with the Barney Miller cast.
By ABC Television - eBayfrontback, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34732371

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 28, 2017, 03:35:38 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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French troops on a duckboard track running through a destroyed German war cemetery near Bixschoote, 28 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205323737



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Assault on Passchendaele 12 October - 6 November: Most of the men (about forty only) left in the 8th Australian Battalion after the opening push of the second battle of Passchendaele on 26 October. Photograph taken as they were on their way from the trenches on 28 October and the men look dirty and grimly relieved.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205125057


From the Europeana Collection.


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Sentinel detachment in the trench.  Date: 1917-10-28.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073596102.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Mine thrower III / 12. Infantry regiment No 1.  Date: 1917-10-28. 
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073596120.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=2  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Headlight unit III / 12 Infantry Regiment No.1.  Date: 1917-10-28
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073596118.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=3  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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The second dude down looks like Hoagland after a haircut and a shave.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 27, 2017, 03:27:02 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


New-York Tribune., October 27, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 27, 2017, 03:04:32 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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German and Austro-Hungarian troops and pack mule transport advancing through wooded country near Cividale, 27 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205308020


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French troops on the move towards the Malmaison Fort near the old French front line, 27 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205323675


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Destroyed interior of the Fort Malmaison in the Chemin des Dames, 27 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205323677


From the Europeana Collection.


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Alert post in the trench.  Date: 1917-10-27.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073596119.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Pigeons of the II. Battalion Infantry Regiment No. 1.  Date: 1917-10-27
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Pigeon from the II. Battalion Infantry Regiment No. 1.  Date: 1917-10-27.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073596113.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=3  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 26, 2017, 04:27:27 PM »
Interesting history.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volodymyr-Volynskyi

Indeed it is.  The city has changed hands eleven times, by my count.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 26, 2017, 02:50:21 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Assault on Passchendaele 12 October - 6 November: Men of the 50th Australian Battery clean their 18 pounder guns after a heavy strafe. Guns of the 1st Brigade occupy the top of Anzac Ridge in the distance, second battle of Passchendaele.  1917-10-26.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193420



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Lance Corporal Bertram Keast 31066. Unit: 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Death: 26 October 1917 Passchendale, Western Front.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205302238


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Able Seaman John Fraser R/92. Unit: Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Death: 26 October 1917, Western Front. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.  Son of May Gerrard, of 1, Canal Terrace, Bankhead, Bucksburn, Aberdeen.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205295065


From the Europeana Collection.


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Storm Troop Exercises in Vladimir Wolinsky.   Date: 1917-10-26.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073600309.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Storm troop exercises in Vladimir Wolinsky.  Date: 1917-10-26.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073600308.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=2  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


Storm troop exercises in Vladimir Wolinsky.  Date: 1917-10-26. 
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073600305.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=3  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: October 25, 2017, 09:01:28 PM »
Ghost dog! Cool.
re: the Sombrero postcard the place might not be around but the business might?
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/statesman/obituary.aspx?pid=150089966
https://www.corpdetails.com/us/texas/303987-corpus-christi/frank-whaley-post-cards

Cool seeing the photog's picture.  I bet he handed the business down to his son or grandkids.  $300,00 a year...not bad.  Thanks for the info Mr. a.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: October 25, 2017, 08:32:49 PM »
This is a real-photo postcard that shows a long ago woman standing on a wooden walkway and a ghostly dog relaxing on the porch.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 25, 2017, 03:15:28 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Assault on Passchendaele 12 October - 6 November: A line of infantry seen from the rear marching to a forward area along a muddy corduroy track strewn with debris at Westhoek.  1917-10-25.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193419


From the Europeana Collection.


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Kalditsch viewpoint: Fleismtalbanhbau, view of the Herzform trail at Kalditsch.  Date: 1917-10-25.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073498918.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: October 25, 2017, 12:32:24 AM »
It's never over until...




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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 24, 2017, 11:25:28 PM »
I like using the easier name of a milk cow: Elsie for one of them. And that Canada's oldest continuing women's club was called "Alexander Graham Bell Club." Died relatively recently also:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mabel_H._Grosvenor

I must have dozed off in History class when Bell was mentioned.  Sure, I knew he invented the telephone but I had no idea that Canada played such an important part in its development.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 24, 2017, 09:49:54 PM »
The Bell Memorial, aka the Bell Monument and Telephone Monument, was unveiled in Brantford, Ontario, Canada on October 24, 1917 and Alexander Graham Bell himself was in attendance.  Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Memorial


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Bell in center, with committee members, his granddaughter, Mabel Harlakenden Grosvenor; his wife, Mabel Hubbard; and his eldest daughter Elsie.
By Park & Co - Bell Telephone Memorial Society, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7721236

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 24, 2017, 03:45:27 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Wrecked Italian transport and captured gun position in the mountains, 24 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205308024


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Captain John Theobald Milne MC. Unit: 48th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Death: 24 October 1917 Missing Western Front.  Details confirmed in CWGC Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Milne, of 24, Half Moon St., London, W.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205385886


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Second Lieutenant John Darg Laing. Unit: No. 19 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Death: 24 October 1917, Western Front.  CWGC family information: son of Mrs. M. P. Laing.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205384188


From the Europeana Collection.


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Machine gun in fire position.  Date: 1917-10-24.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073596114.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=2  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Open field kitchen Infantry regiment 1.III / B.  Date: 1917-10-24.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073596111.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 24, 2017, 03:26:33 AM »
This guy was an interesting character. From that article. Before the internet managed to get poetry, satire, and correspondence from many famous people using the old press. Apparently several papers/people did this kind of thing, we all know about the 'famous' or 'revolutionary' (and of course religious) ones but fun to see more independent stuff later.
Does anyone know the author of that "when the dollar rules the pulpit?" Not his, I think. It was his I guess! A common idea since, at least, Bible obviously but also Luther, Hus, Knox, etc but maybe it WAS his at least in terms of the poem and then song? In any event, so true, thinking about that during the Houston Harvey floods and how certain Mega-Churches weren't there, at least initially, but small and local churches and people and church groups were (from out of state even!)
http://www.newspapers.com/title_2964/the_foolkiller/#

After WWI there were lots of books printed based on one's experience during the war.  I bought one years ago that might have been written by this Alexander Arch guy.  I remember that they had a devil of a time getting the gun up a hill and then getting it ready to fire.  And they weren't the only ones.  There was another company that was trying to do the same thing and it came down to being just minutes apart when the two guns were fired.  Obviously Arch's gun was fired first, thus all the publicity.  At least that was his story.  One thing about those post war books, the authors tended to get carried away in their recounting of events.  Most of them were going on nothing but memories because they hadn't kept daily journals and what not. 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 23, 2017, 04:41:41 PM »
October 23, 1917.

The first shot from an American artillery piece was fired from a French hillside on October 23, 1917.  It was aimed at the enemy through a thick fog, so nobody could tell if anything was hit or not.

Here is the gun that fired the first shot: https://i.redd.it/hv9ofcub5htz.jpg

Here is the man who fired the first shot:  http://blog.newspapers.library.in.gov/americas-first-shot/
Also: https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/history/ceremony-today-to-honor-south-bend-soldier-who-fired-first/article_3e6a73cc-0ae7-5ff1-8191-46ded549d509.html

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 23, 2017, 02:43:03 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Horses and men of 1st Anzac Corps on their way past the ruins of the Cathedral and Cloth Hall in Ypres.  October 23, 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193440


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Soldier of the South Staffordshire Regiment testing telephone lines at Heninel, 23 October 1917. The low poles are just high enough to form an air-line.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238247

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Royal Garrison Artillery gunner hiding in a hole in the ground at Heninel, 23 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238155


From the Europeana Collection.


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The hunting commander's rooms.  Date: 1917-10-23.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073596109.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Heavy 3/5 battery, 15 cm gun.  Date: 1917-10-23.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073596130.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=2  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Explosion of hand grenades Infantry regiment 1.  Date: 1917-10-23.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073596104.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=3  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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