Sunday, June 17, 2018

Today -100: June 17, 1918: Of gas duels, cooties, and debseses


Headline of the Day -100: 

Is this the first US use of gas warfare?

Headline of the Day -100: 


In which the NYT’s war correspondent describes the de-lousing of American soldiers in France (conditions in the trenches during the Great War gave the English language the words “cooties” and “lousy”). Don’t know what “grough” is; possibly a typo for grouch.

Eugene Debs, in a speech in Canton, Ohio which will get him imprisoned, says
https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1918/06/17/102710964.pdf
the war is a cover for Junkerism in the US and for plunder in Europe.


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