Saturday, January 17, 2015

Today -100: January 17, 1915: Should probably just have waited for them to come home for the weekend with laundry


Headline of the Day -100: “Rumanians Called Home.” Romanian students at Swiss universities have been asked to return, so they can be put into the army. Or maybe Romania was just missing them.

Mexico: the Carranza regime supposedly executes two naturalized American citizens for gun-running.

Carranza ends his embargo on oil to Britain. The US came down on him hard.

“Name That War” Watch: a NYT Sunday Book Review article is entitled “The World War.” The insta-books under review include “Treitschke and the Great War,” “The World War: How It Looks to the Nations Involved and What It Means to Us” and simply “The War, 1914: A History and an Explanation for Boys and Girls.”

Also reviewed: “Swollen-Headed William (after the German!),” a children’s book making fun of Kaiser Wilhelm (in verse) in a parody of the Shock-Headed Peter nursery stories about what befalls a naughty boy. A couple of pages will suffice (click to enlarge):






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