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World War I
Today marks the 100 year anniversary of the First World War. A war that still can be found on today's battlefields. It can be considered the first modern war. It saw machine guns, tanks, planes, and submarine warfare. It also introduced the world to chemical warfare. Men from Germany, France, Russia, Britain, Italy, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and the United States found themselves in its grasp. Millions perished, and whole empires collapsed. So today give moment of thought to those who fought and died on the battlefields. There is not an American veteran alive anymore to tell the horrors of the War to End all Wars.
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A war nobody wanted and nobody could stop.
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I'm ready to hear the guns of August!

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"It is and shall remain utterly Europe's problem."
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(07-28-2014 05:09 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  I'm ready to hear the guns of August!

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Yep...That pic pretty much sums up 1914 on the German side...The Allies did not have helmets until 2 years later. They still were wearing cloth hats. Clashing of the old and new worlds. In the next month...a bloodbath ensues. All the military planners nightmares come true.
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Around 9 million soldiers died and over 21 million wounded. The US had over 116,000 perish and 204,000 wounded. Never forget the sacrifices of our veterans.
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"It is and shall remain utterly Europe's problem."
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it pretty much still was. We came in as the clean up hitters.
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(07-28-2014 08:47 PM)Fo Shizzle Wrote:  
(07-28-2014 05:09 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  I'm ready to hear the guns of August!

[Image: 805916.jpg]

Yep...That pic pretty much sums up 1914 on the German side...The Allies did not have helmets until 2 years later. They still were wearing cloth hats. Clashing of the old and new worlds. In the next month...a bloodbath ensues. All the military planners nightmares come true.

This picture was actually taken in 1917. The lance was only featured because it was a posed photograph. Another reason you can tell it was posed is that the horse is not wearing a special gas mask it would be wearing where this taken in the field.
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(07-29-2014 12:35 AM)TPBlaze84 Wrote:  
(07-28-2014 08:47 PM)Fo Shizzle Wrote:  
(07-28-2014 05:09 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  I'm ready to hear the guns of August!

[Image: 805916.jpg]

Yep...That pic pretty much sums up 1914 on the German side...The Allies did not have helmets until 2 years later. They still were wearing cloth hats. Clashing of the old and new worlds. In the next month...a bloodbath ensues. All the military planners nightmares come true.

This picture was actually taken in 1917. The lance was only featured because it was a posed photograph. Another reason you can tell it was posed is that the horse is not wearing a special gas mask it would be wearing where this taken in the field.

Plus the Stahlhelm makes it post-1916 as well, before then it would be the Picklehuber. Also, they quickly got rid of their lances in 1914.
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(07-29-2014 06:24 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  
(07-29-2014 12:35 AM)TPBlaze84 Wrote:  
(07-28-2014 08:47 PM)Fo Shizzle Wrote:  
(07-28-2014 05:09 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  I'm ready to hear the guns of August!

[Image: 805916.jpg]

Yep...That pic pretty much sums up 1914 on the German side...The Allies did not have helmets until 2 years later. They still were wearing cloth hats. Clashing of the old and new worlds. In the next month...a bloodbath ensues. All the military planners nightmares come true.

This picture was actually taken in 1917. The lance was only featured because it was a posed photograph. Another reason you can tell it was posed is that the horse is not wearing a special gas mask it would be wearing where this taken in the field.

Plus the Stahlhelm makes it post-1916 as well, before then it would be the Picklehuber. Also, they quickly got rid of their lances in 1914.

Good eye.

Do you know of any actual instances of them going into combat with the lances in the earlier stages of the war? I would be interested to hear details on that. The book I saw this picture in didn't have much information on it
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