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Author Topic: A Century Today: World War 1  (Read 851 times)
Lazaras
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« on: July 29, 2014, 06:04:32 pm »

To those on both sides of the conflict long dead and gone, I salute the sacrifices they made in the names of their homes. It is a war that set into motion the rest of the century; from Germany sending Lenin to Russia with money to spark a revolution, to Radio, Airplanes, and then the settlements after. For good or ill it was the defining moment for the 20th century.

http://www.newsweek.com/world-war-1-261816

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie
         In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 02:40:51 am »

 ANZACs all fresh faced and set to be sent off to the  Gallipoli front

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 01:46:19 pm »

I am surprised and more than slightly p!ssed not more people replied to this.

Not the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month but........



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SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 02:18:42 pm »

Double post, but have it........

http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/RemembranceB.htm

~SeVeN~
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 03:19:58 pm »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGmKUzpxNpE
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 03:29:36 pm »

I trust we shall all be switching lights out and having a single lit candle at 10pm GMT this evening.
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2014, 04:16:12 am »

There's a new Zooniverse project to tag and classify scanned diary pages from WWI. Thought someone on here might be interested in it:

https://www.zooniverse.org/project/diaries
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2014, 11:34:40 am »

It's interesting to note that we're still dealing with the effects of WWI today. As in, current conflicts. Without the Ottoman empire being destroyed, we wouldn't have the current conflicts in the Middle East. Without the Tsar being removed (and so, being able to complete his reforms), would Ukraine be in the situation it is now?
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 01:15:55 pm »

Without the Tsar being removed (and so, being able to complete his reforms), would Ukraine be in the situation it is now?

*Cough* Crimean war *cough*
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