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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5820 on: October 24, 2017, 10:44:01 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

By Park & Co - Bell Telephone Memorial Society, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7721236
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

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5821 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.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5822 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.
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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5823 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.
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Storm troop exercises in Vladimir Wolinsky.  Date: 1917-10-26.
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Storm troop exercises in Vladimir Wolinsky.  Date: 1917-10-26. 
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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5825 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.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5826 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.
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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.
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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5827 on: October 27, 2017, 03:27:02 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


New-York Tribune., October 27, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5828 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.
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Mine thrower III / 12. Infantry regiment No 1.  Date: 1917-10-28. 
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Headlight unit III / 12 Infantry Regiment No.1.  Date: 1917-10-28
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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5829 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

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5830 on: October 28, 2017, 05:58:38 PM »
100 Years Ago Today.



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

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

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

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

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5831 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.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5832 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.
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Disposition issue at the company command.  Date: 1917-10-29.
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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5833 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.




Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5836 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

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5837 on: November 02, 2017, 02:26:26 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg in conversation with war veterans of the Franco-Prussian War on his 70th birthday, 2 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205264296


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Turkish trenches at El Arish Redoubt, captured by the Royal Scots, 4th Battalion, supported by two companies of the 8th Cameronians, 52nd Division, 2 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205067201


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"How I did it" An Australian infantryman telling his comrades of an exploit. The storyteller is caught in silhouette against the firelight which reflects the grinning faces of his friends in the dugouts at Ypres.  11-02-1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193436


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5839 on: November 03, 2017, 04:29:41 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Tacoma Times., November 03, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5840 on: November 03, 2017, 06:30:45 PM »
November 3, 1917.

The following three American soldiers were killed in the trenches near Artois, France as a result of a German attack.  Nobody knows which of the three was the first American soldier killed in World War One.  Note, lots of Americans were killed in the war before this particular day.  They were fighting for other countries.

Thomas Enright
Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Enright

James Bethel Gresham
Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bethel_Gresham

Merle Hay
Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merle_Hay


Monument at the Crawford County Courthouse in Van Buren, Arkansas. (Enright's last name is spelled wrong.)
By Hoteltwo - Traveling from Denver to Montgomery, stopped here to photograph historical markers., CC BY-SA 4.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51285971




Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5841 on: November 04, 2017, 02:34:22 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Transport crossing a bridge over the River Tagliamento, where the Austro-German forces forced a passage, 4 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205081924


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A long column of Italian prisoners taken during the battle of Tagliamento River, 4 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205308017

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5842 on: November 04, 2017, 02:58:47 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Omaha Daily Bee, 11-04-1917.


Evening Star. November 04, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5843 on: November 05, 2017, 01:14:51 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Scarcely anything left but mud and shattered stumps in Remus Wood. Nearest troops 2nd Pioneers A.I.F. 5.11.17
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205223605


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Assault on Passchendaele 12 October - 6 November 1917: A soldier running along a corduroy track through Chateau Wood. Originally captioned 'The Way to the Front', probably posed.  1917-11-05
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193422

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5844 on: November 05, 2017, 01:48:42 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Evening Star, 11-05-1917.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5846 on: November 06, 2017, 03:37:30 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Daily Capital Journal., November 06, 1917.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5847 on: November 07, 2017, 03:46:34 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A driver in one of the ruined streets of Gaza after the Capture of Gaza, 7th November 1917. The town of Gaza was found to be completely dismantled by the Turks, the roofs, window-frames, doors, etc., having been removed from the houses for the sake of the beams, which were used in the construction of trenches and dug-outs. The roofs left intact were those built in the form of a dome and which contained no timber.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205195223


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1/8th Grukha Rifles, 21st Brigade (7th Division) occupying captured Turkish trenches near Tikrit, 7 November 1917, following the capture of the town two days earlier. Following confirmation that the Turks had pulled back to prepared positions at the Fat-ha Gorge, the British withdrew south from Tikrit having destroyed stores left behind by the Turks.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205213477


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American troops on the roof of a Nissen Hut in Camiers, 7 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235746


From the Europeana Collection.


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Captured Italians from the 12th Battle of Isonzo.  Date: 1917-11-07.
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Italian positions at Doberdob.  Date: 1917-11-07.
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Airplane landed in Doberdob Lake.   1917-11-07.
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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5849 on: November 08, 2017, 04:17:47 PM »
One hundred and seventy soldiers from the British Empire's Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) charged a company of Ottoman Turkish troops on November 8, 1917.  By and large, the charge was considered a success.  The British/Egyptian troops took... 
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seventy prisoners, eleven pieces of artillery and four machine guns.

Everything didn't come up roses though because the advancing army had twenty six of their number killed, and forty wounded. 100 horses were also killed.

Info on the Charge at Huj: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charge_at_Huj

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The charge is claimed to be one of the last British cavalry charges and was immortalised in a watercolour painting by the noted British artist Lady Butler.


One of the last cavalry charges in British Military history, 8th November 1917.
By Elizabeth Thompson - www.britishempire.co.uk, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18397204