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RE: World War I
Friday was the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest single day in British military history.

Mental Floss article.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/82569/wwi...ddon-somme
07-03-2016 07:32 PM
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RE: World War I
I find fascinating the air warfare that took place. Pilots flew in open cockpits with the only protection being their propellers in a frontal attack. Further, parachutes were not available till near the war's end so if you were shot down from any height above 50 feet and could not land in water you were as good as dead.
07-04-2016 03:27 PM
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RE: World War I
(07-28-2014 08:06 PM)HeartOfDixie Wrote:  "It is and shall remain utterly Europe's problem."

Thousands of Canadians, Aussies and Kiwi's also perished and thousands of miles from home.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties

Australia & Canada suffered as many combat deaths and MIA"s as the US did and with populations that were (and still are) a fraction of the United States.
07-04-2016 04:12 PM
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