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Lionel Mandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:29 PM
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eleven, eleven, eleven
Regardless of whether you put the month first (the US custom) or second (the European custom), today is 11/11/11.

Ninety three years ago today, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (Paris time), an armistice on the Western Front went into effect. This event didn't end all hostilities, but we remember it as the end of the First World War.





Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armistice_with_Germany
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Lionel Mandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:56 PM
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1. NY Times Headlines on 11/11/1918
As you can see, a lot of other stuff was happening at the same time.

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oneshooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:45 PM
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2.  And the terms of the Treaty were so severe that it brought about
The next war. WW2
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Lionel Mandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:53 PM
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4. That's right.
Many Germans starved as a result of the naval blockade by Great Britain. The Brits kept up the blockade after the armistice to force Germany to sign the Treaty of Versailles. That treaty was signed in June 1919. It was so harsh that it practically guaranteed a resumption of hostilities.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:30 PM
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3. Those are great pictures, m y dear Lionel Mandrake!
I greatly appreciate your historical perspective on this date...

:hi:
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Lionel Mandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:04 PM
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7. My dear CP,
I lifted the pics from Wikipedia.
I'm glad you like them. :)

The history is very important.
It made the Third Reich possible. :-(
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:54 PM
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5. Some concern shown by one of our allies across the Great Pond:
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Lionel Mandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:56 PM
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6. Heh heh.
:rofl:
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