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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6960 on: February 08, 2019, 07:27:38 AM »

Sergeant Alvin C. York, 328th Infantry, who with aid of 17 men, captured 132 German prisoners; shows hill on which raid took place [October 8, 1918]. Argonne Forest, near Cornay, France.  Photo was taken on February 7, 1919.
By Pfc. F.C. Phillips - High resolution download from http://www.defenseimagery.mil/assetDetails.action?guid=a8726fa80ddc6e0d161cc818b098284e915b214d, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3973229

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_York
Possibly my favorite movie. 

 



Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6961 on: February 11, 2019, 02:35:42 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 11, 1919.


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A British DH9 Aeroplane at the Waddington aerodrome, 11 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205306083 IWM (Q 56581)


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Mechanics of the Royal Air Force swinging the propeller of a Sopwith Dolphin at Cologne, Germany, 11 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239184 IWM (Q 7364)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6962 on: February 12, 2019, 03:20:56 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 12, 1919.


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Milking cows at the British Army Dairy Farm at Cologne, Germany, 12 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239189 IWM (Q 7369)


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Churning at the British Army Dairy Farm at Cologne, Germany, 12 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239191 IWM (Q 7371)


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Weighing and packing butter at the British Army Dairy Farm at Cologne, Germany, 12 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239192 IWM (Q 7372)


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6963 on: February 12, 2019, 03:45:22 AM »
Actor Forrest Tucker was born on February 12, 1919.

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Tucker
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At six feet five inches, Tucker tied Sterling Hayden as the tallest star in Hollywood.  Co-star Marie Windsor recalled that she was delighted to play opposite someone her 'own size'.  According to one story, while playing golf with friends he was denied a gimme and objected that the distance was so short that he could knock the ball in with his member. On being challenged, he accomplished the feat.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6964 on: February 13, 2019, 02:25:16 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The New York Tribune., February 13, 1919.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6965 on: Yesterday at 03:22:24 AM »
An illustration from The Electric Railway Journal, 1919.


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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6966 on: Today at 12:22:21 AM »

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239184 IWM (Q 7364)

What the hell is that?  Three men to start the plane?  One who looks like he needs the other two to brace and anchor him (and pull him out of the way of the prop?)  Interesting picture.

I did look up a few videos and I could not find a dolphin- but this is a good one of a starting proceedure of a pup.  However, all of the sopwith's that I could find had the engine start in the opposite direction of your picture... *

*That said, the propeller appears to have the right angle to propel it forward going clockwise...

***Last edit.  It seems that the dolphin was powered by the unreliable French made Hispano-Suiza engine. From what I can tell, these did run clockwise viewed from the front.