Sunday, July 16, 2017

Today -100: July 16, 1917: The end of the war is not nigh, but...


A corporal smuggles his wife, disguised as a soldier, onto a military transport ship heading for France. She is discovered after 3 days at sea. I’ll be very annoyed if there’s no follow-up story.

(Hey, there is one. She’s Hazel Carter and claims her husband knew nothing about it. If she had landed in France, she planned to offer her services as a nurse – which the American Red Cross already rejected. She must be thrilled that the articles keep mentioning her “masculine features.”)

A Rev. Dr. J. B. Phillips was arrested in Tennessee for discouraging men from enlisting in the military, since the world is going to end before the war will, so why bother?


Don't see comments? Click on the post title to view or post comments.

No comments: