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Random Topics / Re: Dutch Sinse. Earth Quake Predictions.
« on: Today at 06:20:49 PM »

LOL...the same way people watch YT videos about the second coming and UFO's landing. Both (and others) completely convinced of their provenance.  :)

I see what you mean but I don't watch those videos, myself.  Now watching videos of a guy that purports to have a system that allows him to predict possible earthquake movement, well yeah, I'll give them a look see.  Like I said, I haven't seen many of his videos, so I'll check them out for awhile and see if he's on to something.

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Random Topics / Re: Dutch Sinse. Earth Quake Predictions.
« on: Today at 06:07:55 PM »
Has he called them to offer his consulting expertise? Or is he relying on families, seismologists and resuers watching his videos?

There is a 'contact us' link on the NGS website.  Perhaps he does notify them, who knows?  Even if he did, would they drop everything and issue an evacuation order on a country, or state wide area?  I doubt it.  Perhaps it would be better for the above listed to watch his videos and keep it mind that there might be an earthquake.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 04:43:27 PM »
100 years ago.

German flying Ace Werner Voss was killed in aerial combat on September 23, 1917.  He went down fighting eight opponents and crashed so hard that his body was never located.

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


Werner Voss.
PD-US, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17909913


The great Mexican wrestler Santo was born on September 23, 1917.

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


Santo's original mask.
By Gobierno de la Ciudad de México - http://www.cdmx.gob.mx/comunicacion/nota/presenta-jdg-boleto-conmemorativo-del-stc-el-santo, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51681858





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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 03:40:34 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Evening Star., September 23, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 03:25:24 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Battle of Menin Road Ridge: Soldiers digging a sunken mule track in the soft ground at Westhoek Ridge.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193398


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A shell bursts within ten yards of the photographer near Zonnebeke during the Battle of Passchendaele, 23rd September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205191794


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Kaiser Wilhelm II visiting the captured oil refineries at Campina, Romania.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205315684


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Lieutenant Perceval St George Charles Westby. Unit: A Battery, 296th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Death: 23 September 1917 Died Western Front.  Son of Francis V. and Louie Westby, of Roebuck Castle, Co. Dublin. CWGC has age at death given as 28.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205390593


From the Europeana Collection.


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Scene on "Kärntnerstraße"; Belluno; photographer: Flam.  Date: 1917-09-23
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073492747.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=4  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Ravina near Trento. Pigeons station.  Date: 1917-09-23.
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073594737.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=5  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Trento. (Doss di Trento) Protection for the pigeons against gas attacks.  Date: 1917-09-23.
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073594741.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=6  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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Random Topics / Re: Dutch Sinse. Earth Quake Predictions.
« on: Yesterday at 07:50:11 PM »

No they haven't. What are we missing?

A 5.7 earthquake did strike off the coast of Northern California earlier this afternoon but whether its 'noteworthy' is subjective because it didn't cause any damage inland.  He points out that it was a 'good' event because it relieved pressure along that particular underwater ridge.  There weren't any multiple tremblers so he was only partly right, or partly wrong, depending on how you want to look at it.  He speaks of some notable activity in Southern California within the next seventy hours or so.  Granted, that's an easy pick because the area is prone to earthquake activity.  But it has been quiet there for awhile now.  It might be interesting to see if anything happens within the next couple days.     

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:52:09 PM »
100 years ago.

SM UB-32, a German submarine, was possibly sunk on 22 September 1917. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM_UB-32


SM UB-45 a u-boat similar to UB-32.
By Unknown - http://www.wreck.ru, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9847257


The 1917 Nueva Gerona hurricane:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1917_Nueva_Gerona_hurricane


Map plotting the track and intensity of the storm according to the Saffir–Simpson scale.
By See file upload history for details. - Created using WikiProject Tropical cyclones/Tracks. The background image is from NASA. Tracking data from the National Hurricane Center.[1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4133495.


A Sherlock Holmes story was published 100 years ago.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His_Last_Bow_(short_story)  (Click on Did you mean: His Last Bow (short story)? to get to the article.)


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Arthur Conan Doyle did his part to raise wartime morale by continuing to provide The Strand Magazine with the public's favoured reading material. The vol. 65, no. 321, September 1917 issue contained the Holmes story "His Last Bow."
By Special Collections Toronto Public Library - http://www.flickr.com/photos/43021516@N06/8347311942/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23929931



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Random Topics / Re: Dutch Sinse. Earth Quake Predictions.
« on: Yesterday at 03:24:59 PM »
Thank you, Rix.  Dutch has invested many years in his studies and research of seismic pressure activity.  I'm glad you recognize the fact that he knows what he's talking about. ;) :)

Sure.  I like how he eats, breathes (and probably drinks) earthquakes 24-7.  I'm no expert on the subject of seismology but I do like his delivery, kind of like some of Art's guests back in the day.  Some of his videos are kind of long and I tend to skip through them to get to the parts that deal with where I live.  And I think that's the idea with his forecasts.  I haven't seen enough of his videos to judge his expertise but he appears to pinpoint certain sectors, country wide and not certain towns.  For instance he refers to the west coast, or the coast of California and not any certain city, though the city would be encompassed within his prediction.  I think that he likes to issue warnings that cover a broad area and this will allow people who hear the warning to keep it in mind that there might be an earthquake and perhaps even prepare for it.  Even broad predictions serve a purpose though, because (and I might be wrong here) I'm not sure if there are any governmental agency's that can predict seismic activity ahead of time, so why not leave it up to the private sector?  I will continue to monitor his videos to see exactly how spot on he is, as time goes by.  Thanks again for posting them.       

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:04:49 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Battle of Menin Ridge Road. South African Scottish in support, East of Fresenberg Ridge, 22 September 1917. (9th Division).
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205192929


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Battle of the Menin Road Ridge. British troops in trenches east of Zillebeke, 22nd September 1917. Note derelict tank in the background.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235783


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British tank destroyed by a direct hit near Zonnebeke, 22 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238407


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Private Wilfrid Morley Redshaw G/3725. Unit: 11th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Death: 22 September 1917 Boduim Copse Western Front.  Son of Allen and Mary Jane Redshaw, of St. Elmo, Cardinal Rd., Feltham, Middx.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205387625


From the Europeana Collection.


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Factory Verena.
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073594727.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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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: September 21, 2017, 05:20:31 PM »
Houses and buildings.


Old house


Buildings in France - front


Buildings in France - back


Castleton - front


Castleton - back


High School - front


High School - back

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 21, 2017, 03:58:56 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A Mark I tank of the "D" Company, Tank Corps near Courcelette, 21 September 1917. It was destroyed in the battle of the Somme of 1916.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205084496


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Three Canadian gunners and a dump of 18 pounder shells. In front of Zillebeke, 21 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238029


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Two soldiers of the Machine Gun Corps at the anti-aircraft post in front of Zillebeke, 21 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238028

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A single officer sits, legs stretched out and back propped against some wood, eating lunch in the field. In front of Zillebeke, 21 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205213339

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Random Topics / Re: Celebrity Deaths
« on: September 21, 2017, 03:39:50 AM »
Actor Bernie Casey has died at the age of 78.  Perhaps best known as U.N. Jefferson in the Revenge of The Nerds movies but personally, my favorite Casey roll was when he played Major Jeff Spender 'The Last Martian' in the televised mini series The Martian Chronicles.  He starred in some Blaxploitation films too.  RIP Bernie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Casey



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Random Topics / Re: The BellGab Classic Movie Playhouse
« on: September 20, 2017, 07:27:01 PM »
The Last Dinosaur (cheesiest dinosaurs that I've ever seen) with Richard Boone as billionaire big-game hunter, Masten Thrust....I'm not kidding ;D... and Joan van Ark as reporter Ivana Orgasm...just kidding....Frankie Banks.  I think Boone was drunk while making this film.  He does not look well in this.  It was a Rankin/Bass production done in conjunction with some Japanese film studio.  I think I vaguely remember this from childhood.  It's fun in bad movie way. 2 stars.


Being a Richard Boone fan, I may have to check this one out.  I noticed this snippet of dialogue from IMDB:
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Wade: You told me! You swore to all of us that we were not going to harm the dinosaur! We were only supposed to take film and study it!
Thrust: You ding-dong!

My kind of movie.  Richard made several good movies towards the end of his career.  Kona Coast and The War Lord to mention a couple.  I think he taught acting in the years preceding his death.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 20, 2017, 03:46:22 PM »
100 Years ago.

The Battle of Menin Road took place: https://imgur.com/WAORh6x


Battle of Menin Road. "Australian wounded on the Menin Road, near Birr Cross Road on September 20th, 1917". (Caption source: National Library of Australia, n.d. (1 June 2014).
By Frank Hurley - State Library of New South Wales file:a479035http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?acmsID=423850&itemID=824019, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9105737


From the Imperial War Museum.


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Mary Tindall, Voluntary Aid Detachments. Died of illness contracted on duty 20 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205381331


Basketball Coach Red Auerbach was born on September 20, 1917.

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


Boston Celtics president, Red Auerbach in front of collage, created by his brother, Zang Auerbach.
By [Copyright held by Steve Lipofsky Basketballphoto.com} - (Basketballphoto.com[1]), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9814961


Actor Fernando Rey was born on September 20, 1917.

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


Fernando Rey in The French Connection (1971).
By Trailer for The French Connection (1971) - Trailer for The French Connection (1971) , Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35902112


The 1917 Atlantic hurricane season: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1917_Atlantic_hurricane_season


This map shows the tracks of all tropical cyclones in the 1917 Atlantic hurricane season.
By Supportstorm - Created using WikiProject Tropical cyclones/Tracks. The background image is from NASA [1]. The tracking data is from the National Hurricane Center's Atlantic hurricane database, Public Domain, Click here to see the color coded strength of the hurricanes: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26564696

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 20, 2017, 02:27:54 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Battle of the Menin Road Ridge. Men of the 13th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, in trenches just prior to their attack towards Veldhoek, 20 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215488


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Battle of the Menin Road Ridge. A signals section of the 13th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, equipped with telescopes, field telephone and signalling lamps await news of the progress of the battalion's attack towards Veldhoek on 20 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215484


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Battle of Menin Road Ridge: Two blurred figures of the 1st Australian Division running from a shell burst in Glencorse Wood.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193397


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Battle of the Menin Road Ridge. Shell-bursts and wounded being brought in, some by German prisoners. Near Zillebeke, 20 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238014


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Battle of Menin Road Ridge. The parachute of an officer descending from an observation balloon is caught in the branches of a tree leaving him suspended in the air. Near Zillebeke, 20th September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238020


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Tank knocked out in the Third Battle of Ypres used as the roof of a dug out. Zillebeke, 20 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238020


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German prisoner captured in the attack on Vampire Farm near Potijze on 20th September 1917, during the Third Battle of Ypres.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079720


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Lieutenant James Lunan. Unit: 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Death: 20 September 1917, Poelcapelle, Western Front.  Son of William Scott Lunan and Margaret A. Slater Lunan, of Woodhouselee, Cults, Aberdeenshire.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205384823
 

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Random Topics / Re: Dutch Sinse. Earth Quake Predictions.
« on: September 20, 2017, 01:06:28 AM »
9/19/2017 -- Very large Earthquake in Mexico -- West Coast USA + Pacific seismic unrest spreading.



Dutch had lots to offer in this particular video.  He is calling for a M5. to hit Baja Ca. in the next 3 or 4 days.  No activity for nearly a week now off the coast of Oregon which is strange and that means that pressure is building.  He showed some amazing video footage of the Mexican earthquake, and admitted that he cried with frustration because he warned Mexico but nobody listened.  I like Dutch.  He has a style of no nonsense speaking that kind of reminds me of Art.  Like if Art had only done earthquakes and not radio.  Thanks again Starr, for posting these videos. 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 19, 2017, 09:16:11 PM »
Cool, for some reason I can't find any references to "Um Jarar" except that photo? I was wondering where it was. Was that just decoration or 'peacock angel' worshipped by Yazidis or various other religions like in India.
I couldn't find anything about it either, other then it was somewhere in the Sinai/Palestine area.  Here are some more pics from the excavation, courtesy of the Imperial War Museum:


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Part of a mosaic pavement excavated at Um Jarar, 17th September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205067219


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Part of a mosaic pavement excavated at Um Jarar 17th September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205067220


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Part of a mosaic pavement excavated at Um Jarar, 17th September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205067221

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 19, 2017, 02:26:38 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Half section of French troops arriving at the old German front line trenches near Bois de Buttes near Berry-au-Bac, 19 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205280066


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A tank climbing an obstacle at Tank Corps Headquarters. Bermicourt, 19 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235759


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Battle of Menin Road Ridge: An Australian Battalion have tea and food in the first support trench on the evening before the battle on Westhoek Ridge.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193394


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Second Lieutenant Reginald William Wynn Mendel. Unit: Royal Field Artillery. Death: 19 September 1917.  Son of William and Edith Wynn Mendel, of 41, Hill St., Berkeley Square, London.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205385732

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: September 18, 2017, 06:17:21 PM »
Here are three unused restaurant postcards.  Just glorified advertisements I guess, but still fun to look at and wonder if they are still there or not.

Pea Soup Andersen's is still there.  In fact it looks like there are two of them in California.  They serve two million bowels of pea soup yearly, according to this website: http://peasoupandersens.net/  I noticed the year 1976 in the postcard's fine print.


Andersen's - front


Andersen's - back


I didn't have any luck in finding Boone's Restaurant, not that I spend a whole lot of time looking, but still I think that it is long gone.  All I could find online was another postcard like the one shown here:


Boone's - front


Boone's - back


I knew I would have better luck in finding info on Louis Pappa's Riverside Café because Mr. Pappas was world famous for his Greek salads.  It looks as though his son (or possibly grandson?) has sold the restaurant and moved the Pappas name into a different, culinary direction:  http://www.louispappas.com/about  I did have another postcard that showed a close up photo of a Louis Pappas greek salad, but when I went to get it, it wasn't in the postcard box.  Oh well, I'll come across it somewhere, and post it at a later date.


Riverside - front


Riverside - back

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 18, 2017, 03:20:50 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Evening Star., September 18, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:53:38 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Soldiers stripping bark and collecting branches for use in road-making and strengthening dug-outs, near Zillebeke, 18th September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079776


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French troops catching a small German balloon which was used for testing air currents, 18 September 1917. It was released by the Germans in Verdun area and fell at Viel-Arcy.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205322949


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King George V decorating Sergeant Samuel Frickleton of the 3rd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade with the Victoria Cross at Ibrox Park in Glasgow during the Royal visit to the Clyde, 18 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205287514


From the Europeana Collection.


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Leichenbegängnis des Gsrbhptm Edler v. Galateo. in Kötschach. (18/9.1917.)
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073605071.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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Destroyed Castle at Samuszyn.  Date: 1917-09-18.
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073596072.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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Officer's field-bath on the Isonzo front.  Date: 1917-09-18.
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073493270.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/

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Random Topics / Re: Reading Minds: The CoastGab Book Club
« on: September 18, 2017, 01:59:03 AM »
Junius and Albert's  adventures in the confederacy by Peter Carlson.

Another well researched book.  A little slow for the majority of it as the two reporters are captured near the beginning of the book and spend most of the book in prison.  Nothing much new- war is hell, and the civil war was particularly brutal.

I appreciated that this author decided to write a historically accurate book, but skip the actual footnotes (instead deciding to simply write general notes at the end of the book.)

I do not read much on the civil war.  So, for me there was quite a lot of interesting bits of information and ideas with prisoner exchanges and the descriptions given of the war in the mountains with bushwhackers, gorillas, killings and soldiers.  The politics and brutality of that area makes me think I may search out a book on that subject.


I would recommend the book only if you wish to look at that period of history through a very narrow lens.  It does not talk much of the war, of the politics, of the larger events that shaped that period of time.  It does, however, do an excellent job of telling a story of two men who lived the war in prison and their escape.  I appreciate that the author took the time to tell us what happened to most of the people featured in the book after the war.

Perhaps what I enjoyed most was that the author allowed the reporters to speak for themselves and often copied word for word what they said a century and a half ago.  I had bookmarked one passage as I had found it interesting that the underground railway spirited slaves to freedom but during the civil war the slaves provided the same service for escaped prisoners... "God bless the Negroes... they were ever our firm, brave, unflinching friends. We never made an appeal to them they did not answer.  They never hesitate to do us a service even at the risk of life... They were ignorant, oppressed, enslaved but they always cherished a simple and beautiful faith in the cause of the union and its ultimate triumph and never abandoned or turned aside a man who sought food or shelter on his way to Freedom..."

That is about it.  I doubt that I will read it again- but it did provide ample fodder to mull over and consider about a time and event that most of us know very little about.

Nice review there, W.  Civil War books can be very interesting.  I read one some years back called Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails.  It was all about how Abe utilized that new (for the times) invention called the telegraph.  It was fascinating to read how the President would try to get telegrams to his generals.  It was kind of a headache for him in a lot of ways because some of his more lazy generals  (not Grant, of course) would receive his instructions and then purposely not answer him for like a week or so.  Really, what Lincoln was truly interested in was the progress of his army and he all but begged to get word from his generals, or anyone for that matter, to find out how things were going.

I think the neatest thing about the book was where President Lincoln had an actual telegraph shack built on the White House grounds.  Imagine being the telegraph operator and the first thing in the morning, Honest Abe comes walking in to catch up on the latest news.  According to the book it would be too early for the telegrams to arrive, so a fire would be started, and coffee made, and the two of you would chew the fat until the telegrams started to come in.  Now how cool would that be? 

Like I said, it has been awhile since I read the book.  It's up in the attic somewhere but I think I'll bring it down and give it another read one of these days.     

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 17, 2017, 03:09:09 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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King George V inspects naval relics from the Battle of Jutland at the works of Bow, McLachlan and Company in Paisley during his visit to Scotland, 17 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205024211


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Part of a mosaic pavement excavated at Um Jarar, 17th September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205067218


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The Camel Transport Corps watering camels in the Wadi Ghuzze, near Shellal, 17 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205067198


From the Europeana Collection.


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Attaching a dispatch on a carrier pigeon.  Date: 1917-09-17.
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073493282.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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Airfield Pergine.  Start of a Combat Aviator.  Date: 1917-09-17.
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073594637.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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12 cm U 16/A aerial mine gun at position "S"; Belluno; photographer: Flam.  Date: 1917-09-17
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073492746.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/
 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 16, 2017, 03:38:11 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Evening Star., September 16, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 16, 2017, 03:15:09 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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King George V watching a female worker using a mixed flame cutter during his visit to the J. G. Kincaid & Co. shipbuilding yard at Greenock, 16 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205287800


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King George V watching the rivetters at work during his visit to the J. G. Kincaid & Co. shipbuilding yard at Greenock, 16 September 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205287799


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Second Lieutenant Herbert Haslam. Unit: 14th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, attached to No. 6 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Death: 16 September 1917, killed in action, Western Front. Commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205300871


From the Europeana Collection.


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Viewpoint at ¤981 in the Assatal. 30.5 cm Mortar and road traffic in the Assatal.  Date: 1917-09-16.
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Talsperre Primolano. Generaloberst Scheuchenstuel in the car passes the dam.  Date: 1917-09-16.
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Officers bathing on the Isonzo front.  Date: 1917-09-16.
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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:44:55 PM »
Some very old, mildly risqué postcards.


Detained - front


Detained - back


Cheeky - front


Cheeky - back


Ripper - front


Ripper - back


Moon - front


Moon - back


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:55:23 PM »
From the book China and the Great War.  Early September of 1917.  Page excerpt mentions how China offered the UK 30,000 men to fight in the war.  The British authorities judged the merits, if any, of the offer.  Only one guy thought it would be a good idea.  "We are being given a unique chance now to extend our influence in China after the war," he said.  "If we don't take it now we shall pay the penalty later."

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=erOGMb8c4XEC&pg=PA187&lpg=PA187&dq=china+offers+soldiers+1917&source=bl&ots=GcvTJ9BErd&sig=fMk4pQ2wf2CZoonjWzuj3LFNzfE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi8-LaQ_KbWAhXnA8AKHVgBAnwQ6AEIXjAM#v=onepage&q=china%20offers%20soldiers%201917&f=false

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 15, 2017, 03:26:44 PM »
Forbs Magazine was founded on September 15, 1917.  The proposed title for it was Forbes: Devoted to Doers and Doings.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes


Forbes Building on Fifth Avenue in New York City (now owned by New York University) 
By No machine-readable author provided. Leifern assumed (based on copyright claims). - No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=481662

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: September 15, 2017, 03:17:34 PM »
After accumulating 33 victories, German fighter ace Kurt Wolff was killed in aerial combat on September 15, 1917.

Bio: http://www.firstworldwar.com/bio/wolff.htm   


Kurt Wolff
By Sanke, Berlin - Original publication: Published as a postcard in Europe.Immediate source: Private Collection – Wartenberg Trust, PD-US, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18291413



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