Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Today -100: June 12, 1918: This is a time when kings must stick together

US troops capture Belleau Wood, and very proud of themselves they are too.

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How many people in 1918 read “negroes with tanks” over breakfast and shit themselves?

Headline of the Day -100:  

Evidently, “The German mother thinks only of her own son. To the American mother every son is her son in a patriotic sense.”

Headline of the Day -100:  

Pitiless suppression is the worst kind. The Austro-Hungarian Empire has gone past the point where it can pretend that the centrifugal forces of nationalism are not gaining strength, thus the impotent threats.

A letter from February from Emperor Charles of Austria to Romania’s King Ferdinand, before the latter signed a peace deal, leaks out. “This is a time when kings must stick together,” Chuck wrote.

France bans the mailing outside of the country of newspapers with classified ads, because they might contain secret codes.

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