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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: February 15, 2019, 03:22:24 AM »
An illustration from The Electric Railway Journal, 1919.


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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6966 on: February 16, 2019, 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.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6967 on: February 18, 2019, 02:57:35 AM »
An ad from The Tiger (student newspaper) Colorado College, 1919.


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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6968 on: February 21, 2019, 03:06:48 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 21, 1919.


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Sopwith Atlantic two seat experimental long range biplane. The machine on which Harry Hawker and Mackenzie-Grieve made their unsuccessful trans-Atlantic attempt.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205314892 IWM (Q 67486)


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Sopwith Atlantic long range biplane. The machine on which Harry Hawker and Mackenzie-Grieve made their unsuccessful attempt to cross the Atlantic in 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205314901 IWM (Q 67497)

Info on Harry Hawker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Hawker
Info on Sopwith Atlantic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopwith_Atlantic

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6969 on: February 21, 2019, 03:34:33 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Seattle Star., February 21, 1919. 


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6970 on: February 23, 2019, 03:08:28 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 23, 1919.


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A troop station map of France in office of the Personnel Division in Tours, 23 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205354827 IWM (Q 112261)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6971 on: February 23, 2019, 08:25:13 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 23, 1919.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205354827 IWM (Q 112261)

That looks like it would be fun to play with.  I wonder if the portrait is a special mourning one or if it is recycled from when he was pres.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6972 on: February 23, 2019, 01:45:22 PM »
That looks like it would be fun to play with.  I wonder if the portrait is a special mourning one or if it is recycled from when he was pres.

My brain keeps wanting to put a checkers board on the table top.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6973 on: February 24, 2019, 03:46:40 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Seattle Star., February 24, 1919.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6974 on: February 25, 2019, 08:15:47 PM »
My brain keeps wanting to put a checkers board on the table top.
Some years ago I saw Churchill's war room in London and parts of it looked like it was just an epic game of Risk, albeit in a bunker.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6975 on: February 26, 2019, 03:22:44 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, February 26, 1919.


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Lorries handed over by the Germans to the Allies. Cologne, Germany, 26 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239224 IWM (Q 7404)


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Men of the 2nd Battalion, Oxfordfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry on guard duty at the Bosch munition factory at Zons, near Cologne, during a rest period, 26 February 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239221 IWM (Q 7401)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6976 on: February 28, 2019, 03:53:30 AM »
From the Canadian Grocer trade magazine, 1919.


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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6978 on: March 01, 2019, 01:46:28 AM »

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6979 on: March 01, 2019, 01:59:30 AM »
Stars and Stripes.  Nice!  Thank you, Flyingmerkitty.
Oh well, thank you. This thread is genius.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6980 on: March 01, 2019, 02:43:51 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, March 1, 1919.


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Belgian sentries with a M1895 Colt-Browning machine-gun on the bridge over the River Rhine from Ober-Kassel in the Belgian bridgehead to Dusseldorf in the neutral zone. Owing to the Spartacist rising in the latter, the Belgians permitted no one to pass. 1 March 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239232 IWM (Q 7412)


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Two tram cars on the bridge over the River Rhine from Ober-Kassel in the Belgian bridgehead to Dusseldorf in the neutral zone, used as quarters by the Belgian guards. Owing to the Spartacist rising in the latter, the Belgians permitted no one to pass. 1 March 1919.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239233 IWM (Q 7413)


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Barbed wire barrier, Belgian guard and notice at the Dusseldorf end of the bridge. Notice forbids crossing the bridge and states that anyone attempting to do so is liable to be fired on.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239237 IWM (Q 7417)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6981 on: March 01, 2019, 06:26:00 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, March 1, 1919.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239232 IWM (Q 7412)

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239233 IWM (Q 7413)

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239237 IWM (Q 7417)

This is important documentation of the one time the Belgians were actually able to stop somebody.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6982 on: March 01, 2019, 03:15:04 PM »
This is important documentation of the one time the Belgians were actually able to stop somebody.

So true.  I wonder if the guards could stop a charging crowd of one or two thousand, all yelling, "I am Spartacist!"

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6983 on: March 01, 2019, 06:12:21 PM »
So true.  I wonder if the guards could stop a charging crowd of one or two thousand, all yelling, "I am Spartacist!"

Hahaha quick hide the nuns!

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6984 on: March 01, 2019, 07:01:53 PM »
So true.  I wonder if the guards could stop a charging crowd of one or two thousand, all yelling, "I am Spookcat"

FIFY

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6985 on: March 01, 2019, 09:17:30 PM »
This is important documentation of the one time the Belgians were actually able to stop somebody.
You get used to the jokes about the French (at least in Canada...) But rarely are the Belgians mentioned.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6986 on: March 01, 2019, 10:15:34 PM »
You get used to the jokes about the French (at least in Canada...) But rarely are the Belgians mentioned.

They have skated long enough on Poirot's mustache.  Time to take the gloves off.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6987 on: March 03, 2019, 03:47:35 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Evening Star, March 03, 1919.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6988 on: March 04, 2019, 03:25:44 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Grand Forks Herald., March 04, 1919.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6989 on: March 05, 2019, 03:23:28 AM »

A diplomatic courier took this photograph of a fire engine passing the Humboldt University of Berlin on March 6, 1919, responding to a fire caused by ongoing street fighting during the German revolution of 1918-1919.
Public domain   https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/