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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5790 on: October 13, 2017, 05:52:50 PM »
Nasty stuff. Like so many things about logistics and process. Fat people are a real burden on society.

One thing reason I mentioned it was I heard those stories and I found the signs to crematoriums weird in Europe. I passed by one all the time on the A2 and always thought "WTF?" I understand signs for airports, hospitals, city centers, even sports areas- things normal people might need or be traveling to but was creeped out out directional signs- as if a lot of motorists or commercial traffic would be needing- directions to a crematorium! (Was thinking NAZI remnants but modern signs, so not.) Just signs pointing out where the nearest crematorium was. Weird.

Ha, that would be kind of spooky.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5791 on: October 13, 2017, 06:14:22 PM »
The fifth game of the 1917 World Series was played at Chicago's Comiskey Park on October 13th and it was a high scoring affair, with a final tally of 8 to 5.  After burning through four pitchers, the Chicago White Sox won the contest and this gave them a three to two game advantage over the New York Giants.  There were no homeruns, despite each respective team's high score.  The Sox's third baseman Fred McMullin did yeoman's work during this particular game.  The next game would be played back in New York. 

Game recap:   https://chicagology.com/baseball/1917worldseries/gamefive/
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Highly indignant experts traveling with the Giants wanted to ask McGraw why he dldn’t take Slim Sallee out sooner, but there were ladies present.


1919 photograph of Fred McMullin.
Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47213609


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5792 on: October 14, 2017, 02:40:55 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Frank Hurley and George H(Hubert) Wilkins: The battle of Passchendaele; a frank photograph of reaction to duty in the trenches as men of the 10th Australian Brigade sit attempting to dry themselves in front of a fire after being relieved.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205194720


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Australian troops: Men of the 10th Brigade who had been in the front line trenches for several days have a foot inspection at Dragon Farm.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193429


From the Europeana Collection.


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The large drawing room. Isonzo front. Photographer: 10. Armeekommando. Date: 1917-10-14.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073492967.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/

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5793 on: October 14, 2017, 03:08:56 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Evening Star., October 14, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5794 on: October 15, 2017, 03:07:46 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Kaiser Wilhelm II and Sultan Mehmed V inspecting the Turksih Guard of Honour at the railway station on arrival in Constantinople, 15 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205264144


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Enver Pasha presenting Rifaat Bey, the President of the Turkish Senate, Talaat Mehmed Pasha and Abbas Hilmi Pasha to Kaiser Wilhelm II at Constantinople, 15 October 1917. Sultan Mehmed V is also present (middle right).
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205264141


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Kaiser Wilhelm II with Sultan Mehmed V and Enver Pasha riding through Constantinople on his arrival in a state carriage with cavalry escort, 15 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205286609


From the Europeana Collection.


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B.H.2.am march through the Soca Valley. (15 / X.1917.)
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073605171.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/

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5795 on: October 15, 2017, 03:19:03 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Grand Forks Herald., October 15, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5796 on: October 15, 2017, 10:45:03 PM »
The Chicago White Sox won the 1917 World Series by a score of 4 to 2 over the New York Giants.  The sixth game of the series was played on October 15, at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, New York.  The winning pitcher was Red Faber who pitched in four games of the series, winning three of them.  Eddie Collins scored the winning run for the White Sox, in a wild foot race to home plate against the Giant's Heinie Zimmerman.

Game recap: https://chicagology.com/baseball/1917worldseries/gamesix/


Eddie Collins.
By Bain News Service, publisher. - George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7349315


A program from the 1917 World Series.
By Harry M. Stevens - http://goldinauctions.com/1917_world_series_program__chicago_white_sox_at_ne-lot12192.aspx, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40732290



Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5797 on: October 16, 2017, 02:54:16 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A French air raid warden signaling the approach of enemy aircraft with a portable compressed air siren. Paris, 16 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205165325


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Battle of Poelcappelle. Manhandling an 18-pounder field gun through the mud near Langemarck (Langemark-Poelkapelle), 16 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215478


From the Europeana Collection.


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Viewpoint "D" Stollen: View of Gran Poz, Langkofel and Baranchie.  Date: 1917-10-16.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073498754.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/

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5798 on: October 16, 2017, 03:11:15 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Grand Forks Herald., October 16, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5799 on: October 17, 2017, 03:54:16 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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An American lumberman driving a load of tree trunks along a road near Arras, 17 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238102


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Shell dumps of the 1st Anzac Corps alongside the road. Birr Crossroads, near Ypres.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205357564


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An orderly of the Royal Army Medical Corps and two soldiers of the Gordon Highlanders at an advanced dressing station in Ervillers, 17 October 1917. Note gas gong.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238112


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British troops transferring road-making material from train to Clayton steam lorries near Bapaume, 17 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238105


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U-98 with damaged bows by a lucky hit by a mine. Libau (Liepaja), 17 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205282360

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5800 on: October 17, 2017, 04:14:00 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Grand Forks Herald., October 17, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5801 on: October 17, 2017, 05:13:19 PM »

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5802 on: October 17, 2017, 05:25:01 PM »
Ha, that would be kind of spooky.
Apparently California is trying to solve the 'what to do with dead obese people' issue. Yuck. Oh, that keg over there- that's grandma. (Kidding, you won't get the liquid back.)
https://www.inverse.com/article/37446-aquamation-water-burial-california

"On Sunday, California Governor Jerry Brown passed AB 967, an innocuously named bill for a not-so-innocuous law. The bill, proposed by assembly member Todd Gloria, a San Diego democrat, will make it legal for Californians to liquefy their corpses after death in a bath of caustic juice."

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5803 on: October 18, 2017, 02:23:33 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Troops of the 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, in the ruins of the church in Tilloy, 18 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238115


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Troops of the 9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), by the fragmentary ruin of a house in Tilloy, 18 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238116


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Troops of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and Machine Gun Corps, 15th Division, in the ruins of Arras, 18 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238118

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5804 on: October 18, 2017, 02:42:17 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Grand Forks Herald., October 18, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5805 on: October 18, 2017, 03:05:52 AM »
Love the Bond comics. They don't teach in history class now how unpopular WWI was with the American People. The majority did not support it and through those who did were something close to traitors.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5806 on: October 18, 2017, 05:09:43 AM »
Yeah, I like them too.  I'm not sure how many more were drawn for the series but I'll post however many of them were made, predictable as they are.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5807 on: October 19, 2017, 02:57:05 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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The Jocks, entertainment troupe of the 15th Division, in Blangy, 19 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238125


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The Jocks, entertainment troupe of the 15th Division, in Blangy, 19 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238131


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The Jocks, entertainment troupe of the 15th Division, in Blangy, 19 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238133


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The Jocks, entertainment troupe of the 15th Division, among the ruins of Blangy, 19 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238123


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The Jocks, entertainment troupe of the 15th Division, in Blangy, 19 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238129

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5808 on: October 19, 2017, 03:06:59 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Grand Forks Herald., October 19, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5809 on: October 20, 2017, 02:54:38 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A group of officers pose for the camera as they stand beside Tank F4 at the Tank Driving School at Wailly. Their mascot, a Scottie dog, sits on top of the tank. The letters 'F4' and a playing card (the four of hearts) can be seen painted on the side of the tank, 20 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205212906


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French troops in the ruins of Bixschoote, 20 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205308775


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Indian labourers from Manipur near Arras, 20 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238143


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Indian labourers from Manipur near Arras, 20 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238135


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E M Kemp, Territorial Force Nursing Service. Killed by enemy aircraft in France 20 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238135

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5810 on: October 20, 2017, 09:06:14 PM »
100 years ago.


French fighter planes shot down some Zeppelins that were returning from a night raid on England: http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9B0DE5DB133BEE3ABC4951DFB667838C609EDE


The Aberdeen Proving Ground was established on October 20, 1917 in Maryland.  Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberdeen_Proving_Ground


Historic plaque about the Aberdeen Proving Ground on the median of U.S. Route 40 in Aberdeen, Maryland.
By DanTD - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7132713


Charlie Chaplin's "The Adventurer" was released to theatres on October 20, 1917.  It was the last film that Charlie made while under contract for the Mutual Film Corporation.


Poster for The Adventurer (1917).
Source: http://www.movieposterdb.com/poster/b5a7f0eb (invalid link) ©1917 Mutual Film.
By Mutual Film Corporation - Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10367562
 
The Adventurer with added music.






Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5811 on: October 21, 2017, 03:28:42 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Tank F4 at the Tank Driving School during the special training for the Battle of Cambrai at Wailly, 21 October 1917. Over 400 tanks were gathered for that training.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205195982


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Tank F4 climbing a slope at the Tank Driving School during the special training for the Battle of Cambrai at Wailly, 21 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239110


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Tank F1 crossing a trench at the Tank Driving School during the special training for the Battle of Cambrai at Wailly, 21 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239107


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A tank crashing through barbed wire at the Tank Driving School during the special training for the Battle of Cambrai at Wailly, 21 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238375

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5812 on: October 21, 2017, 05:15:59 PM »
100 years ago.


1. Photo of one of the zeppelins that were downed over France, one hundred years ago yesterday: http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/ggbain/26800/26859v.jpg


2. Jazz great Dizzy Gillespie was born on October 21, 1917.  Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dizzy_Gillespie


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Gillespie with John Lewis, Cecil Payne, Miles Davis, and Ray Brown, between 1946 and 1948.
By Gottlieb, William P., 1917-, photographer.  Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11084146

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5813 on: October 22, 2017, 04:23:29 AM »

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5814 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.
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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/

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5815 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

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5816 on: October 23, 2017, 11:48:23 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
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/#

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5817 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. 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5818 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/


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5819 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