Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Today -100: March 11, 1915: Of plots, nervous breakdowns, and daylight savings

Fog of War (Rumors, Propaganda and Just Plain Bullshit) of the Day -100: Germany is claiming there was a Franco-British plot to assassinate the neutralist king of Greece.

More Fog: The Duke of Brunswick, Kaiser Wilhelm’s son-in-law and a major, I think, in the German Army, is said to have had an incurable nervous breakdown.

Germany will go on daylight savings time in April to save fuel. (Actually, they’ll do it next year instead). This will be the first use of DST.

Carranza, in response to what he claims was an insulting letter from Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan asking him to stop Gen. Obregon inciting the residents of Mexico City against foreigners, writes
to Pres. Wilson, suggesting that Americans and other foreigners should just leave the capital.

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  1. Ah, how the eye doth deceive. I read the opening paragraph as "naturist king of Greece"

  2. In eternal combat with the nurturist king of Greece.