Sunday, August 02, 2015

Today -100: August 2, 1915: Of marines, caskets, and flammenwerferapparaten

Both Germany and Russia will soon offer autonomy or independence to Poland. Neither of them will mean it.

The French land some marines in Haiti to protect their embassy, but only after asking permission – from the Americans. No Haitians were asked.

Headline of the Day -100:

I knew this war was missing something: flamethrowers (Flammenwerferapparaten). The article calls them “flame projectors,” the term flamethrower, adopted from the German, not yet having entered the English language.

The cops, having read that story about the plaque on the casket of executed cop Charles Becker accusing the governor of murdering him, go to his widow’s home and take it right off the casket.

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