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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7020 on: April 16, 2019, 04:35:18 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram., April 16, 1919.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7021 on: April 19, 2019, 02:43:04 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, April 19, 1919.


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Spanish ship Alphonso XIII.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205028766 IWM (Q 68981)
Info on the Alfonso XIII: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_battleship_Alfonso_XIII

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7022 on: April 22, 2019, 03:08:45 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, April 22, 1919.


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On the last day of the General Strike in Munich, a giant parade of the armed workers' militia took place, 22 April 1919. A section of the parade passing along the Ludwigstrasse.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205083087  IWM (Q 110892)


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7023 on: April 23, 2019, 03:03:44 AM »

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The Rhine Patrol Flotilla from Cologne vists the French Navy at Mainz and is reviewed by General Charles Mangin, the Commander of the French Tenth Army. Royal Artillery guns captured by the Germans during the war and taken to Mainz. they all appear to be 60 pounders. Photograph probably taken on 23 April 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205236333 IWM (Q 3813)


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Two arrested Germans being taken to the Assistant Provost Marshal under escort. British soldiers are wearing roses in their caps for St. George's Day. Cologne, 23 April 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239364 IWM (Q 7548)


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7024 on: April 24, 2019, 02:50:14 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, April 24, 1919.


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A dispatch rider of the Army Signals, Royal Engineers, in mackintosh riding kit on his motorcycle. Near Cologne, Germany, 24 April 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239368 IWM (Q 7552)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7025 on: April 25, 2019, 12:42:28 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram., April 16, 1919.



Of course, the first thought was the beach boys... But this is the 100 year thread, and that is a little too new. Here is "Kokomo Arnold" singing the "Kokomo blues" in the mid 30's. Still too new, but it was the best I could do.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7026 on: April 26, 2019, 03:45:05 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, April 26, 1919.


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Gunners of the Royal Artillery with bundles of sticks of German cordite which they are about to burn. Cologne, 26 April 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239378 IWM (Q 7562)


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Gunners of the Royal Artillery burning German cordite. Cologne, 26 April 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239382 IWM (Q 7566)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7027 on: April 30, 2019, 03:01:34 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, April 30, 1919.


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Men of the No. 1 Traffic Control Squadron, Mounted Military Police outside a restaurant in Schlebusch (possibly Leverkusen), 30 April 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239384 IWM (Q 7568)


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Three Deputy Assistant Provost Marshals (Mounted Military Police) awaiting their lunch. Schlebusch (possibly Leverkusen), 30 April 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239386 IWM (Q 7570) 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7028 on: May 01, 2019, 02:32:40 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 1, 1919.


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Troops of the Red Army celebrating the May Day in the streets of Riga, 1 May 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205333848 IWM (Q 90387)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7029 on: May 02, 2019, 02:46:09 AM »

Mayberry, James. Inmate #21773.
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Tried and convicted of 1st Degree Robbery; Habitual Criminal, sentenced to Natural life from 4/24/1919. Trial held in St. Louis City. Discharged 9/27/1940 under parole by Governor Stark; 138 days additional merit time allowed.
Courtesy of Missouri State Archives.  No known copyright restrictions https://www.flickr.com/commons/usage/

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7030 on: May 06, 2019, 03:21:25 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 6, 1919.


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The Royal Naval Motor Launch patrol on the river Rhine, 6 May 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239406 IWM (Q 7590)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7031 on: May 06, 2019, 10:23:49 PM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 6, 1919.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239406 IWM (Q 7590)
Cool picture. The boat looks a little "art deco."

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7032 on: May 07, 2019, 03:16:56 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 7, 1919.


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The British Army of the Rhine have a special brew of beer for which a German brewery is supplied with malt. Soldiers of one of the British Divisions drawing their weekly allowance. Near Cologne, 7 May 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239409 IWM (Q 7593)


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Some of the various sizes of casks in which the Army beer was put to suit the requirements of the various sized messes. Near Cologne, 7 May 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239410 IWM (Q 7594)


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A German brewer explaining the use of the gas engine to British soldiers. The officer of the 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on the left was the Brewery Officer. Near Cologne, 7 May 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239411 IWM (Q 7595)


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Men from various regiments, sent to collect their weekly rations, tasting the beer. 7 May, 1919. The officer of the 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on the left was the Brewery Officer. Near Cologne, 7 May 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239412 IWM (Q 7596)
 


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7033 on: May 09, 2019, 03:09:26 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 9, 1919.


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Photograph (taken from a British aeroplane) of a pleasure steamer on the river Rhine on a trip from Cologne to Bonn, crowded with British soldiers, 9 May 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239414 IWM (Q 7598)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7034 on: May 09, 2019, 06:52:56 PM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 9, 1919.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239414 IWM (Q 7598)
But did it have personal butler services and en suite dining options like these Viking Brochures I get for some reason?  Personally I would rather a more "traditional" Viking Cruise with some wild drinking, pillage etc involved along the route! I guess they think I'm getting old? 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7035 on: May 09, 2019, 10:28:49 PM »
But did it have personal butler services and en suite dining options like these Viking Brochures I get for some reason?  Personally I would rather a more "traditional" Viking Cruise with some wild drinking, pillage etc involved along the route! I guess they think I'm getting old?

Is that a steam powered wheel on the side, or just a paint job?  It looks as though the water is getting all roiled up underneath it.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7036 on: May 10, 2019, 02:40:49 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 10, 1919.


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Handley Page Type O heavy bomber of No. 48 Squadron RAF and a Bristol Fighter in flight over Cologne, 10 May 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239419 IWM (Q 7603)


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Handley Page Type O heavy bomber of No. 48 Squadron RAF over the river Rhine in Bonn, 10 May 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239415 IWM (Q 7599)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7037 on: May 10, 2019, 10:39:06 PM »
Is that a steam powered wheel on the side, or just a paint job?  It looks as though the water is getting all roiled up underneath it.

It's definitely a side wheeler.  There were probably a number of them still around in 1919. 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7038 on: May 12, 2019, 10:16:31 PM »
Not a 100 years but 70 years anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. Well, technically the end of the Berlin Airlift when the Commies decided to end the blockade 70 years ago. There were ceremonies including speeches by some pilots who flew the stuff in.

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900070346/utah-pilot-honored-as-berlin-airlift-remembered-on-70th-anniversary-of-blockades-end.html 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48243177 


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7039 on: May 13, 2019, 03:21:55 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 13, 1919.


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The wrecked Motor Launch 229 which was blown up whilst taking in petrol at Cologne. The wrecked engine-room is visible as well as the boat's broken back. 13 May 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239427 IWM (Q 7611)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7040 on: May 13, 2019, 02:49:27 PM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 13, 1919.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239427 IWM (Q 7611)

Diehard Hun bastards!  Remember the Maine!

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7041 on: May 14, 2019, 03:31:03 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 14, 1919.


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German demonstrators passing Hotel Adlon where Allied Missions we re staying during a demonstration against peace terms. Berlin, 14 May 1919. Note a banner carried by members of the German National Youth League (Deutschnationaler Jugendbund).
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205028818 IWM (Q 79416)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7042 on: May 16, 2019, 04:32:31 AM »
Happy 100th Birthday, Lee!


Liberace was born on May 16, 1919.
By Allan Warren - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17918523
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberace



Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7043 on: May 17, 2019, 03:13:56 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 17, 1919.


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General William Robertson, the C-in-C of the British Army of the Rhine, waiting on the river Rhine embankment for the arrival of Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, in the steamer "Bismarck", which is seen approaching. Cologne, 17 May 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239436 IWM (Q 7620)


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Visit of Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, to Cologne, 17 May 1919. General William Robertson, the C-in-C of the British Army of the Rhine, receiving Marshal Foch as he lands from the steamer 'Bismarck".
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239442 IWM (Q 7626)


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Visit of Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, to Cologne, 17 May 1919. Marshal Foch and General William Robertson, the C-in-C of the British Army of the Rhine, going to inspect the Guard of Honour of the Durham Light Infantry.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239441 IWM (Q 7625)


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Visit of Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, to Cologne, 17 May 1919. Marshal Foch and General William Robertson, the C-in-C of the British Army of the Rhine, in the latter's house at Cologne.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239445 IWM (Q 7629)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7044 on: May 17, 2019, 01:40:00 PM »
Why did Jodhpurs ever go out of style anyway?

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7045 on: May 22, 2019, 04:42:22 AM »
Why did Jodhpurs ever go out of style anyway?

Coz they're for faggots.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7046 on: May 26, 2019, 03:50:00 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., May 26, 1919.






Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7047 on: May 26, 2019, 06:19:22 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., May 26, 1919.






I can't seem to find Longview Park to see if there is still an Elk statue there.... or is "riding the Elk" some euphemism for something else? What WAS Bjorn up to exactly? 

"Yegg" (safe-cracker) is a term I recently read in some book. Some cheap novel during a flight. But not a term used frequently these days. Or, maybe it still is in criminal circles?

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7048 on: May 26, 2019, 08:37:18 PM »
I can't seem to find Longview Park to see if there is still an Elk statue there.... or is "riding the Elk" some euphemism for something else? What WAS Bjorn up to exactly? 

"Yegg" (safe-cracker) is a term I recently read in some book. Some cheap novel during a flight. But not a term used frequently these days. Or, maybe it still is in criminal circles?
Yeggs are also burglars, though the two do go hand in hand.  I've no idea what Bjorn was up to.  They even had the word riding in quotation marks, which makes me think that something entirely different was going on. 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7049 on: May 26, 2019, 08:51:12 PM »
Yeggs are also burglars, though the two do go hand in hand.  I've no idea what Bjorn was up to.  They even had the word riding in quotation marks, which makes me think that something entirely different was going on.
Good to know. The book I was reading used the term "yegg" to specially refer to safe-crackers.  Here is a park map. I see no references to an "Elk." Though the website shows a Lion statue on it.  I suspect Bjorn was up to something but the use of the term "edification" and Sabbath is also odd.


https://www.rigov.org/DocumentCenter/View/1072/longview?bidId=