Saturday, August 01, 2015

Today -100: August 1, 1915: Full of gratitude, we can say today that God is with us

Secretary of State Robert Lansing says US forces will remain in Haiti indefinitely. The US plans to impose a fiscal arrangement where it will operate Haitian customs collections in the interests of foreign loan-holders (as in the Dominican Republican) and a treaty whereby the US can intervene in Haitian affairs whenever it feels like it (as in Cuba). The revolutionaries have settled on a president after being turned down by their first 12 choices: someone named General Bobo.

Kaiser Wilhelm, on more or less the one-year anniversary of the start of the war, tells the German people: “Before God and history my conscience is clear; I have not willed war. Full of gratitude, we can say today that God is with us.”

Headline of the Day -100: 

Carranza’s forces capture – or re-capture, or re-re-capture, or whatever it is – Mexico City.

British recruiting poster issued some time this month:

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