One Hundred Years Ago Today

The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I, was around 40 million. There were 20 million deaths and 21 million wounded.

11 Nov 1918, Page 1 – The Des Moines Register at Newspapers.com

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13 Responses to One Hundred Years Ago Today

  1. Jason Calley says:

    Hey Tony… yes, WWII, the greatest madness of the last few centuries, totally unneeded. Anyone who can find a copy of “Oh, What a Lovely War” should watch it.

  2. arn says:

    “It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking”

    Ron Paul

  3. AndyDC says:

    All of the young lives stupidly and needlessly cut very short makes me want to cry.

    • arn says:

      Not stupidly but on purpose:

      WW1 lead to League of Nations
      WW2 lead to UN.(their building in NY sponsored by the same Rockefellers who sponsored Hitler and ran the Bilderberger and Bohemian Grove)

      • Jason Calley says:

        Hey arn, yes, done on purpose. One of the main defense mechanisms that continues to protect the psychopaths who rule us is the complete inability of normal, peaceful, compassionate people to believe that anyone can be so heartless that they will willingly and enthusiastically send millions to die. That inability to understand that we are ruled by monsters means that we are always thinking up excuses for their actions. “They didn’t understand… They tried to remain out of the war… They only wanted to keep us safe… We were stopping Hitler… We were stopping ANOTHER Hitler… If we didn’t fight them there we would have to fight them here… War was our last choice… etc etc etc”

  4. Rah says:

    I think I that on average the Doughboys were better trained than the WW II GI. The least trained for all of the US wars of the last century we’re those that fought in Korea.

  5. Rah says:

    It should be in understood that it was during WWII the regimental system of units from one state or region broke down. During WW I only one US Division was intentionally formed from a Hodge podge of units from across the UU The 72nd All American.

    • Phil. says:

      One of the best being the Harlem Hellfighters, the first US troops to be awarded the Croix de Guerre, as well as a regimental citation. It was the Germans who called them the ‘Hellfighters’ due to their performance at Belleau Woods, suffered high casualties though. They fought for more days than any other US unit.
      Of course since ‘black is not a color in the Rainbow’ they weren’t allowed to participate in the farewell parade! Their reputation was so great when they returned, however, that they were honored with a welcome home parade.

  6. Rah says:

    Damn it. The 82nd All American Division.

  7. Rah says:

    The Somme, Ypres, Verdun. A century later the skeletons still emerge, the scars on the land still precepitable. Abandoned and forgotten mining charges and deadly gas shells still lie in wait.

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