Friday, September 07, 2018

Today -100: September 7, 1918: Why does the enemy incite colored people against the German soldiers?

Xu Shichang is elected president of China.  He will spend the next 4 years trying to balance various warlords off against each other.

Columbia, NYU, City College of NY, along with many other colleges, plan to cease to be academic institutions and exist purely for military training.

The Food Administration orders all breweries to shut down on December 1st.

The NYT interviews Maj. Gen. William Luther Sibert, the Director of Chemical Warfare – and wow, you’d think they’d use a euphemism but no, it’s just straight-up Director of Chemical Warfare – bragging about mustard gas and the quality of American gas masks.

Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg issues an address to the German people saying that Entente planes have been dropping pamphlets containing “most insane rumors,” such as that Germany is losing the war. “Why,” asks Mr. von H, “does the enemy incite colored people against the German soldiers? Because he wants to annihilate us.”

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