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(Note: We will NEVER know if this is true, but it’s my opinion, this is what happened)
Yesterday, while many were focused (rightfully so) on the beautiful #ArmisticeDay100 ceremony, some of us Aviation types, were scanning the radars (aka, the friendly skies)

All was good, then THIS happened suddenly:

This event was sudden, and began at 13:30 UTC... the aircraft departed Lisbon, Portugal and there was NO IDENTIFIED DESTINATION

(Red Flag number one)
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Thread: As we commemorate #ArmisticeDay100 let’s look at two Irish war artists - Sir John Lavery & Sir William Orpen. Orpen travelled to the Front & observed the slaughter at close hand whereas Lavery depicted the Home Front #Armistice100
Both artists moved in high society in London. Lavery painted the royal family in 1913, indicating his success. He also painted singular portraits of the King & Queen. Orpen moved amongst the rich & titled too (Oscar Beit, 1913)
Orpen joined up in 1915 & painted Churchill in 1916. He became an official war artist in 1917. Self-Portrait (1917) & NCO Pilot (1915). Constant themes of his were wry self portraits displaying his general amusement at life.
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On #ArmisticeDay100, a brief thread on the connections between labor, war and free speech.
The left (broadly speaking) opposed America’s entry into Word War I because they viewed war as a capitalists’ game, a war to profiteer off the misery of the working class.
This received its most famous articulation in Eugene Debs’s Canton, Ohio speech: ‘The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles.’…
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And contrast Trump's besotted demeanor with Macron's stone-faced expression.
And again, the reaction of an infatuated schoolgirl whose crush acknowledged her existence.

Putin plays him masterfully.
In World War I remembrance, France’s @EmmanuelMacron denounces nationalism as a "betrayal of patriotism" and warns against “old demons coming back to wreak chaos and death” (h/t @StollmeyerEU) #Armistice100 #ArmisticeDay100…
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For #ArmisticeDay100: After graduating from college, I found myself reading dozens of books about the First World War, and becoming completely engrossed with the topic. This reading journey began after reading Paul Fussell’s magisterial book “The Great War and Modern Memory.” 1/
In this astonishing book, Fussell painstakingly examines the literature that was written during, and came out of, the “Great War” and makes the claim that our modern sense of irony and cynicism dates… 2/
…from the experiences of soldiers who were expecting a traditional, romantic war--the kind they had read about in books and poetry--and instead were faced with a brutal, appalling, mechanized one. 3/
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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. 💖🙏
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.

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

#MAGA #Team45 #TeamTRDJ #TRDJ #WWG1WGA #QArmy
#VeteransDayWeekend #Veterans
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The signing of #Armistice100 - General Weygand, Admiral Wemyss and Marshall Foch after signing the armistice with Germany to mark the end of World War One. The ceremony was carried out in a railway car.

Photograph taken at 7.30am, 11 November 1918.
Also known as the Armistice of Compiègne from the place where it was signed, it came into force at 11 a.m. Paris time ("the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month") and marked a victory for the Allies and a complete defeat for Germany.
This photo was a challenge....
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Nov. 11 1918: The last Austro-Hungarian Emperor Charles I signs a proclamation in which he "relinquish(ed) every participation in the administration of the State" marking the end of the 600-year rule of the Habsburgs over #Austria. #TodayInHistory #ArmisticeDay100 #Armistice100
On 13 November, Charles IV issued a similar (Eckartsau) proclamation for #Hungary. In neither declaration did the emperor use the word 'abdication'. Indeed, he tried to reclaim the Hungarian throne twice in 1921. "I did not abdicate, and never will," he wrote to a confidant.
Altogether the losses of Austria-Hungary during #WW1 can be estimated at around 2 million (excluding direct civilian war deaths). #ArmisticeDay100 #ArmisticeDay
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#RupertBrooke is the best known of the English WWI poets.
He died of infection on the way to Gallipoli in 1915 at 27.
#TheSoldier is the most famous poem of WWI.…
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England.
There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
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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.
"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…
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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Macron's European army proposal 'very insulting', says Trump as he lands in France.

But calling our European allies a "national security threat" to justify steel and aluminum tariffs isn't insulting. Got it.
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel unveil commemorative plaque at the spot where the Armistice ending World War I was signed 100 years ago #armistice100

American president* MIA – again.
There would be a "Stormy weather" joke in here, if the event wasn't so somber. #100yearsago #armistice100
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