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?

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