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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5671 on: September 03, 2017, 02:13:08 AM »
From the Imperial War Museums.


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Some of the ruins of Ypres in the sunlight.  1917-09-03.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193437


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Short Type 827 two-seat torpedo bomber seaplane. Fitting a Lewis gun. Photograph taken at Calshot.  1917-09-03.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205357062


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Painter Second Class Arthur Edward Voice M/22859. Unit: Royal Navy – HMS Pembroke.. Death: 03 September 1917.  Husband of Winifred Evelyn Voice, of Edmondbury, Meath Green, Horley, Surrey.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205390171



Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5672 on: September 03, 2017, 02:40:28 AM »
From the Europeana Collections.


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Alpine workshop Klagenfurt: law firm. (3/9.1917.)
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073605137.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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Alpine workshop Klagenfurt: magazine I. (3/9.1917.)
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Alpine workshop Klagenfurt: saddlery. (3/9.1917.
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Alpine workshop Klagenfurt: stitching. (3/9.1917.)
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Alpine workshop Klagenfurt: joinery. (3/9.1917.)
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Alpine workshop Klagenfurt: joinery. (3/9.1917.)
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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5673 on: September 04, 2017, 03:28:27 AM »
From the Imperial War Museums.


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German prisoners of the 8th and 19th Reserve Divisions captured near Reutel, St.Jean, 4th September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205080058


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Second Lieutenant Eustace Dixon Sharper Robinson. Unit: 25th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Death: 04 September 1917 Flanders Western Front.  Son of William E. and Edith A. Robinson, of Lyndale, Clifton Avenue, West Hartlepool.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205387911


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Miss Katherine L Kinnear, Voluntary Aid Detachments. Died of enteric fever while nursing at Dunkirk 04 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205380677



Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5675 on: September 04, 2017, 03:51:52 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Evening Star.  Labor Day, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5676 on: September 04, 2017, 06:39:25 AM »
"Other Fronts." Dying laughing.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5677 on: September 04, 2017, 02:51:35 PM »

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5678 on: September 04, 2017, 04:30:09 PM »
The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, September 4, 1917. (Library of Congress.)


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5679 on: September 04, 2017, 06:22:52 PM »
  When Lieutenant Algernon Frederick Bird took off in his Sopwith Pup on September 3, 1917, he had no idea that he would wind up being the Red Baron's 61st victory.  He was part of a group who flew over the German lines on what was called a Southern Offensive Patrol.  They were attacked by a group of German aviators and Mr. Bird had the unfortunate luck to have been singled out by Manfred Von Richthofen.  Bird probably didn't know that he was up against the Red Baron, nonetheless he offered a spirited fight despite the German Triplane being superior to his Pup.  He took a fair amount of shots at his opponent while being forced down to the ground, and managed to strafe some German soldiers before purposely crashing his machine into a tree.

  Richthofen was impressed.  "I was absolutely convinced I had a very skillful pilot in front of me..."

  After Lieutenant Bird was downed, he was taken prisoner by German soldiers and was held on the spot until the Red Baron was able to land and make his way out to visit his prisoner.  Photographs show a smiling Richthofen and Bird exchanging some pleasantries, before the English pilot was hauled off to a prison where he would remain until the end of the war.

  Hopefully, Algy Bird had a pleasant life after the war.  He got married, worked in a family owned flour company and lived to the age of 60. 

Some info and a photo of Richthofen and Bird:   https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/gregersfr/an-interesting-discovery-and-a-dogfight-double-t11146.html


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5680 on: September 04, 2017, 07:27:38 PM »
  When Lieutenant Algernon Frederick Bird took off in his Sopwith Pup on September 3, 1917, he had no idea that he would wind up being the Red Baron's 61st victory.  He was part of a group who flew over the German lines on what was called a Southern Offensive Patrol.  They were attacked by a group of German aviators and Mr. Bird had the unfortunate luck to have been singled out by Manfred Von Richthofen.  Bird probably didn't know that he was up against the Red Baron, nonetheless he offered a spirited fight despite the German Triplane being superior to his Pup.  He took a fair amount of shots at his opponent while being forced down to the ground, and managed to strafe some German soldiers before purposely crashing his machine into a tree.

  Richthofen was impressed.  "I was absolutely convinced I had a very skillful pilot in front of me..."

  After Lieutenant Bird was downed, he was taken prisoner by German soldiers and was held on the spot until the Red Baron was able to land and make his way out to visit his prisoner.  Photographs show a smiling Richthofen and Bird exchanging some pleasantries, before the English pilot was hauled off to a prison where he would remain until the end of the war.

  Hopefully, Algy Bird had a pleasant life after the war.  He got married, worked in a family owned flour company and lived to the age of 60. 

Some info and a photo of Richthofen and Bird:   https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/gregersfr/an-interesting-discovery-and-a-dogfight-double-t11146.html
Amazing. And links and story was really good also. Apparently although smiling in the photo Bird didn't not like The Red Baron and was also sent to a pretty brutal POW camp. But as mentioned survived, operated a large business bakery concern, and ended up dying in his sleep.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5681 on: September 04, 2017, 08:12:25 PM »
Amazing. And links and story was really good also. Apparently although smiling in the photo Bird didn't not like The Red Baron and was also sent to a pretty brutal POW camp. But as mentioned survived, operated a large business bakery concern, and ended up dying in his sleep.

Yes, Mr. Bird was held in the notorious Holzminden Prison Camp.    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holzminden_prisoner-of-war_camp  Scene of a successful tunnel escape back in 1918.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5682 on: September 04, 2017, 09:04:48 PM »
I forgot to post about this guy who, amongst many other wars and battles, fought at the Battle of Ypres. I think I have posted this somewhere before?
Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart, VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO
Possibly the most toughest and colorful man ever?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Carton_de_Wiart

"He served in the Boer War, First World War, and Second World War; was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear; survived two plane crashes; tunneled out of a prisoner-of-war camp; and tore off his own fingers when a doctor refused to amputate them. Describing his experiences in the First World War, he wrote, "Frankly I had enjoyed the war.""

"Carton de Wiart wrote a whole autobiography where he left out any mention whatsoever of his wife and children."

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5683 on: September 05, 2017, 03:00:30 AM »
I forgot to post about this guy who, amongst many other wars and battles, fought at the Battle of Ypres. I think I have posted this somewhere before?
Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart, VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO
Possibly the most toughest and colorful man ever?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Carton_de_Wiart

"He served in the Boer War, First World War, and Second World War; was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear; survived two plane crashes; tunneled out of a prisoner-of-war camp; and tore off his own fingers when a doctor refused to amputate them. Describing his experiences in the First World War, he wrote, "Frankly I had enjoyed the war.""

"Carton de Wiart wrote a whole autobiography where he left out any mention whatsoever of his wife and children."

Nice read.  Carlton also survived a tumble down some stairs.  From the Wiki article:
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En route home via French Indochina, Carton de Wiart stopped in Rangoon as a guest of the army commander. Coming down stairs, he slipped on coconut matting, fell down, broke several vertebrae, and knocked himself unconscious. He eventually made it to England and into a hospital where he slowly recovered the doctors also succeeded in extracting a large amount of shrapnel from his old wounds.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5684 on: September 05, 2017, 03:14:40 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Men of the Royal Garrison Artillery (R.G.A.) moving a 9.2 inch howitzer onto its travelling carriage, to move it forward. Wieltje, 5 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235608

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Men of the Royal Garrison Artillery (R.G.A.) moving a 60 pounder Mark I out of its emplacement to move it forward, Wieltje, 5 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235609


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A 60 pounder Mark I being taken out of its emplacement to move it forward. Royal Garrison Artillery (R.G.A.) at Wieltje, 5th September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235610


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Shell bursting near a road-repairing party, near Ypres. Note cameramen with their equipment in the foreground.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238003


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5686 on: September 05, 2017, 12:23:57 PM »
Nice read.  Carlton also survived a tumble down some stairs.  From the Wiki article:
His life should be a movie. However, I think modern audiences wouldn't believe it was true so I imagine it played as a comedy with someone like Chevy Chase or Peter Sellers in their prime playing Carlton. All of those accidents, escapes, and achievements accomplished inadvertently, in a slap-stick manner, where both foes- and his commanders- are exasperated by his luck, surviving, accomplishing missions, and receiving so many medals.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5687 on: September 05, 2017, 03:31:46 PM »
Marian Smoluchowski died from dysentery one hundred years ago.  Marian Who?  He was a Polish physicist who's...
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scientific output included fundamental work on the kinetic theory of matter. In 1904 he was the first to note the existence of density fluctuations in the gas phase, and in 1908 he was the first physicist to ascribe the phenomenon of critical opalescence to large density fluctuations. His investigations also concerned the blue color of the sky as a consequence of light dispersion on fluctuations in the atmosphere, as well as explanation of Brownian motion of particles. At that time he introduced equations which presently bear his name.
In 1906, independently of Albert Einstein, he described Brownian motion.[1] Smoluchowski presented an equation which became an important basis of the theory of stochastic processes.
In 1916 he proposed the equation of diffusion in an external potential field. This equation bears his name.

So now you know.

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


Marian Smoluchowski.
Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=252080

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5688 on: September 06, 2017, 03:31:08 AM »
From the Imperial War Museums.


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A tractor engine pulling a train of vehicles filled with duckboards, vast quantities of which were rendered necessary by the mud. Ypres, 6th September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205080060


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Troops being taken up to the line by horse drawn transport, passing through the ruins of Ypres, in clouds of dust, 6 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205080054


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An artificial pool overturned by a 240 mm German shell at Pontavert, 6 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205322947

 


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5690 on: September 06, 2017, 07:18:54 PM »
A man who tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler was born 100 years ago.

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


Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager
By Bundesarchiv, B 145 Bild-F081237-0014 / Engelbert Reineke / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5472914

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5691 on: September 07, 2017, 03:08:33 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A motor ambulance speeding back with wounded along a road near Cassel, 7 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205080051


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A soldier looking at directions on a sign board in Pervyse, 7 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079774


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Rita Trevethan, Territorial Force Nursing Service. Died of enteric fever in Mesopotamia 07 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205381349


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5693 on: September 08, 2017, 02:59:39 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A soldier of the 4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment in the trenches at Nieuport Bains, 8th September 1917. He is using a trench periscope to view the German line.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079767


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Ruined goods train on the railway line in front line at Nieuport Bains, 8 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235769


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Army Service Corps and horses bathing in the sea at Mardyck, 8th September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079690


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Private John Edward Newton served with 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was from Gateshead. His service number was 16/1379. He was killed in action on 8 September 1917 aged 33. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205026177


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5695 on: September 08, 2017, 03:32:50 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The West Virginian., September 08, 1917.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5697 on: September 09, 2017, 03:47:58 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.

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Belgian and British officers and war correspondents examining an unexploded ("dud") German 42cm shell at Houthem, 9 September 1917. From right to left; Mr Perry Robinson ("Times" War Correspondent), Mr Beach Thomas (Daily Mail) and Captain le Porte (Belgian Mision).
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079890


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Miss Mairi Chisholm driving the Baroness T'Serclaes in their motorcycle and side-car, Pervyse, 9 September 1917. A camouflage screen borders the road.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079920


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Belgian 'Minerva' armoured cars and their crews seen at Houthem, 9th September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079910


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A Belgian officer fishing near Pervyse, 9 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079917


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A wrecked locomotive in the ruined railway station at Nieuport-Baines, 9 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079775


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Second Lieutenant Keith Raymond Sayers. Unit: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), attached to 23rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Death: 09 September 1917 Missing Western Front.  Son of George Henry and Edith Annie Sayers, of Manor Farm House, Norton-sub-Hamden, Stoke, Somerset. CWGC has date of death as 9 September 1917. Commemorated on Arras Flying Services Memorial.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205388327


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5699 on: September 09, 2017, 04:08:00 PM »
The Chicago White Sox shutout the Cleveland Indians 2-0 100 years ago yesterday and in the process became the first team to achieve the ninetieth victory of the year.

Game info: https://www.reddit.com/r/whitesox/comments/6yyxfa/september_8_1917_90_wins_white_sox_shutout_the/

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After a couple of off days the White Sox returned to Chicago to play against one of the only two teams to still be in the hunt for the pennant. Before the game they posed for this year's team photo.


Click here to see the team photo: http://www.trbimg.com/img-5450f007/turbine/chi-white-sox-1917-world-series-rare-film-20141029