Thursday, October 09, 2014

Today -100: October 9, 1914: Of schoolboy soldiers, loyal Poles, and name changes

Headline of the Day -100:  “German Schoolboys Enrolled for Army.”  16-year-olds.

Austria indicts 25 for the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

The German Anti-Polish Union says that Polish soldiers in the German army have been so loyal that it will dissolve itself at once.

One of Pancho Villa’s generals, Maclovio Herrera, revolts against him, claiming Villa had his brother, another Constitutionalist general, executed.

The director of the Berlin Royal Museums says that all those looted artworks are being moved to Germany only temporarily for their safety.

Britain bans German and Austrian residents of the UK from changing their names, as many have done, to something less likely to get their shops burned down.

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David Chappell said...

The British ban on name-changing of course does not apply to the Royal family and it's close relatives. otherwise how did Saxe-Coburg-Gotha transmogrify into Windsor and Battenburg (they of cake fame) into Mountbatten?