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I am a specialist in 18th-19th Cy European history, but I once spent a summer doing research on the First World War. Here in honor of #WWI100 are some of the horrible things I learned:
First, some numbers: in #WWI an average of 900 French and 1300 German soldiers died EVERY DAY. At the end, 20,000,000 (twenty million) soldiers were disabled. 2/n
Western Front was 475 miles long, but it is estimated that 25,000 miles of trenches snaked along it. #WWI was a boon to the barbed-wire industry. Before 1914, British Army annually used 2500 shovels. During it? 2,500,000
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The #WorldWar1 Armistice signing was enthusiastically celebrated in China, too - with street rallies, a military parade, and even a new commemorative gate. It might have been the "European War" 歐戰, but for many Chinese it held promise of redress for colonial invasion.
#WWI100
"The World Will Be Made Safe For Democracy"
"為世界造和平“ Creating Peace for the World
”世界大同“ Great Global Unity
are some of the signs held aloft in November 1918 in Beijing.
#WorldWar1 #WWI100 #Armistice
(A year later of course, students will be on the streets of Beijing again - protesting the concessions given to Japan after #WWI at the great expense of Chinese sovereignty.)

November 1919 Tiananmen student demonstration
From the Sidney Gamble collection at @DukeLibraries
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My grandfather served in The Army in The Korean War.

My other Grandfather and his 2 Brothers my Great Uncles served in The Army, Navy, and Airforce.

They all served in WWII. 🇺🇸

They have all since passed
God rest their souls. 💖🙏
And
My Uncle served in The Army in Vietnam 🇺🇸
🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸

I'm forever grateful for their service and the service of all of our Great men and woman who protect our freedom and the freedom of future generations.

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Happy Veteran's Day! God Bless you all and God Bless America! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

#MAGA #Team45 #TeamTRDJ #TRDJ #WWG1WGA #QArmy
#VeteransDayWeekend #Veterans
#VeteransDay
#VeteransDay2018
#VeteransVoices
#Armistice100
#ArmisticeDay100
#Armistice
#ArmisticeDay
#Armistice2018
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My favorite poet of WWI, #WilfredOwen.
He was killed in action just one week before the #Armistice was signed.
He was only 25.
This poem, Dulce et Decorum est (it is sweet and honorable) is brilliant and gutting.
#ArmisticeDay100
poetryfoundation.org/poems/46560/du…
"Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep.
Many had lost their boots, But limped on, blood-shod."
"Gas! GAS! Quick, boys!—An ecstasy of fumbling
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time,
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime.—
Dim through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning."
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Good morning all on this 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time and #RemembranceDay2018 , the 100th anniversary of the Great War's Armistice.
(Mass for Allied soldiers in a gully on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Sep 1915)
As today (11 Nov 18) is #RemembranceDay #ArmisticeDay100

Please buy a red poppy & help ADF veterans & families

remembranceday.org.au/about-us/remem…
Australia's Great War (1914-1919)
- 5m population
- 416,809 men enlisted
- more than 60,000 killed in action
- 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner
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