Monday, May 04, 2015

Today -100: May 4, 1915: For nobility of spirit we have reaped slander


Glasgow clergy enlist in a special clergymen’s corps.

Headline of the Day -100: 


The Hamburger Nachrichten is exercised over the supposed ill-treatment of German POWs by the Allies (the French have been making them clean the canal at Fontainebleau). Also, French newspapers have been calling them by the derogatory term “boches.” “For nobility of spirit we have reaped slander; for chivalrous war the wildest brutality.”

Someone dynamites the Bronx Borough Hall. Anarchists are suspected, but aren’t they always?

The NYT says that the torpedoing of the US ship Gulflight is “one of those acts which constitute a provocation to war.” But since Germany doesn’t actually want a war with the US, it will probably disclaim the act, pretend the sub didn’t see the US flag in the fog, apologize and make reparation.

British recruiting poster issued sometime this month:



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1 comment:

David Chappell said...

In retrospect that recruiting poster is awfully scary