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Post by ed » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:01 am

100 Years ago on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

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Re: Remember

Post by shemp » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:47 am

The Armistice was agreed to at 5 a.m. to take effect at 11 a.m. In those six hours, over 2,000 more men died for no good reason; the last was an American, Henry Gunther, who died at 10:59 a.m. Technically, the war didn't end until January 10, 1920, but at least the fighting was over.

The whole damn war was a waste of millions of good men. May they all rest in peace forever.
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Re: Remember

Post by gnome » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:05 am

Here's something kind of interesting:

I wouldn't have been able to tell you the right date without looking it up. But today while driving I decided to interrupt my current audiobook and listen to something different. Sometimes I pick by narrator, and my favorite is Frank Mueller, so I searched his name. "All Quiet on the Western Front" turned up near the bottom of the search and caught my eye. I've been meaning to read it for a while.

So now I realize today was Armistice day?! I'd call it either coincidence or that some part of me read that Veterans day was coming up, which I know shares the same date, but hadn't been thinking of at all. My brain cells are holding meetings behind my back.
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Re: Remember

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:30 pm

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Re: Remember

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:25 pm

The last week of the war (from a longer series)

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Re: Remember

Post by WildCat » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:56 pm

If WWI didn't happen I would never have existed.
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Re: Remember

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:12 pm

I always thought the ending of Blackadder Goes Forth was not only the most poignant ending to a comedy show ever but also a nice tribute to the real soldiers who fought in that war.

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Re: Remember

Post by Giz » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:32 am

shemp wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:47 am
The Armistice was agreed to at 5 a.m. to take effect at 11 a.m. In those six hours, over 2,000 more men died for no good reason; the last was an American, Henry Gunther, who died at 10:59 a.m. Technically, the war didn't end until January 10, 1920, but at least the fighting was over.

The whole damn war was a waste of millions of good men. May they all rest in peace forever.
Sometimes people are so blinded by the extreme evil of the nazis and imperial Japan in the second war that they don't realize that there were clear moral differences in the first war too. The Germans managed to be clearly the bad guys twice. The kaiser just wasn't quite as reprehensible as hitler.