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What is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier all about?
"You're listening to the how in the world podcast we unravel some of the planet's most perplexing questions about ten minutes. Nope we're not scientists or scholars. We're just normal. People like to figure things out. Sometimes inspiring sometimes informative. Our topics are always fascinating hosted by me mark johnson and my lovely wife me holly johnson. We do the research. So you don't have to veterans day. Twenty twenty was last week and we were watching the ceremony on tv where. The president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. And i had so many so boom. That's how ideas for episodes are born in fact we've had a bunch of ideas recently. I'm not sure what that means. Maybe we've been watching too much. Tv or something. Well have been a lot of events and things going on and questions. Raise like veterans day and christmas. Coming in the spacex mission to the international space station and like our seventh grader pete. Yeah he's just a few good questions lately. And i've got all them in my notes so we'll get to them but before we get to today's episode. I have to mention my favorite veteran dad. Although he passed away ten years ago. I think of every day. He was my hero the very best dad ever in the world. No offence sweetie men take. He was a great guy he was. He had a really interesting time. While in the army. Interesting about the only word. I could come up with their first as a model for army promotional posters literally a poster boy then as a member of general macarthur's honor guard where he hung out with the general and his wife watching movies every friday night. That was a very cush job. But then crap got real when he became a forward observer in the korean war. That's the guy who's part of a team of three who go ahead of the rest of the group in radio back until then where the enemy lines are and stuff. It's a very dangerous job. Maybe the most dangerous in the military at that time yes indeed but he came home then and he met my mom and they had me. Yea so thanks for indulging me a moment to recognize him. Okay let's get to it. I the basics. The tomb of the unknown soldier is in arlington national cemetery and strangely enough. I've never been there. I know the air and space museum. So well i could give tours. But we never went to arlington national. I'm i'm ashamed really. You're mad my school for never taking us there. I don't know but we we've got to do this on our own. We definitely will. The tomb actually contains and unknown soldier from world war. One who was buried ride underneath a memorial which is made of marble like everything in dc tomorrow and the city. It has six wreaths carved into the sides three on the opposite two sides that represent the six major campaigns of world war one on the third side. There are three. Greek figures carved these figures represent peace victory in valor and on the fourth side contains the inscription here rests in honored glory in american soldier known but to god. That's just beautiful. The memorial also referred to as tomb of the unknowns actually has no official name president. Warren g harding officiated the ceremony. That laid this first soldier to rest on veterans day november eleventh nineteen twenty one the tomb of the unknowns generally refers to four tombs world war one world war two korea and vietnam. Three other soldiers were interred in tombs. Right beside the memorial. Those unknown soldiers represent world war two korea and vietnam although the soldier representing the vietnam war was removed once. Dna analysis identified him and he was returned to his family in nineteen ninety eight. He'd only been there like four years or something. The vietnam tomb now intentionally remains empty and is a monument. Honoring all of america's missing servicemen and. Women that's awesome. Yeah one of the questions. I've always had about the tomb of the unknowns. Is how they got the soldier so there's not just one unknown soldier in a war right. I mean. aren't there many. They're just one. And how did they choose this one who would be buried there and where are the rest so tell us about that. Honey yes. That's a great question that i've had to which means probably a lot of you have wondered about it as well for the first memorial. The the world war one memorial they uninsured four soldiers that had been buried in france. They put each in an identical casket and then a decorated wounded. Combat soldier made the choice from these four identical caskets at a city hall in france. He chose the third from the left. And signified is choice by laying white roses on top of that casket. That's the soldier who is in the tomb in dc. The other three were reinterred in france. That's the process that's been used to select the unknown for each tomb and yes there are plenty of unknowns. Buried all over the world.
Gustav Holst: The Planets
"Welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin. Astronomy is the science that studies the Sun Moon Planets and other objects in the sky astrology is not a science. It tries to show how objects in the affect people's lives on Earth Gustav. Holst loved astrology and he composed his planets to be musical pictures of human nature. Holst started composing his First Planet Mars. The bringer of war in nineteen fourteen just before world. War One broke out. Mars was the Roman God of war. All the planets in our solar system except Earth are named for God's from ancient mythology. In Roman mythology Venus was the goddess of love. But host was interested in astrology not mythology. So his Venus is the bringer of peace. Venus is sometimes called the evening star because it's the first pinpoint of light you see in the sky after the sun goes down. But, light from stars twinkles when it passes through the Sky, light from planets doesn't. Next up is the planet that Holst actually composed last. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. So it's trip or orbit around the Sun is the fastest. It's named for the Roman Messenger God who had wings and host called his mercury the winged Messenger. Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System Jupiter is the largest. Jupiter King of the Roman gods was also known as Jove. That's where we get the word jovial, which means cheerful or jolly host titled He has Jupiter the Bringer of jollity. Jupiter is full of great tunes. Host later turned this one into a patriotic song. Gustav Holst called his planets seven pieces for large orchestra. You might say, wait a minute. There are eight planets nine. If you're a pluto fan how come host on the road seven well, first of all host finished composing the planets in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixteen, and Pluto wasn't discovered until nineteen thirty also host based his planets on astrology which looks at how the other planets affect us here on earth. So no earth. Even, though the planets is the most popular piece, go stop host ever wrote he didn't think it was his best work, but he did like his planet Saturn the bringer of old age. Saturn Jupiter. In Roman mythology. There are other planets with rings, but none of them are as spectacular as the rings around Saturn humorist, Mark Russell joked that Saturn's rings are made of lost airline luggage, but they're really made of dust and ice. He only planet named for a Greek rather than Roman God is urine us who was Greek God of the sky. Rotate for turn on an imaginary line running through their middle called an axis. The access usually runs top to bottom with a little bit of a tilt like you see on globe but urine this is so tilted on its axis that it looks like it's spinning on its sign. Posts Planet Uranus is the magician. And his Neptune is the mystic. Neptune was the Roman God of the sea. In Neptune host created a really unusual ending for the planets. A double choir of women's voices join the orchestra singing with no words. And at the very end, only the voices are left and they just fade away.
The Last 4 Years Have Tarnished U.S. Image In Europe. Will Biden Be Able To Improve It?
"He will work to rebuild relationships with European leaders. But as NPR's Eleanor Beardslee reports, the last four years may have permanently tarnished America's image in Europe. Welcome to the third edition off the Paris Peace Forum you have. The Paris Peace forum opened this week more than 150 nations and organizations looking for ways to solve the world's problems through multilateralism and international cooperation. Director and founders used on Vase says even though it's virtual this year, the U. S still sent no official representative. So in 2018. When the forum was founded, Donald Trump was actually in Paris because he was there for the 100th anniversary off World War one, and even though he was present in Paris, he didn't show up at the forum, even though leaders like Merkel, putting twiddle and many others where actually present Aside from a few liberal populist governments on Europe's eastern flank, most of Europe is breathing a sigh of relief over the change in administration and nowhere more so than in Germany. So I used to be a fan of Merkel. I used to think she was terrific. A big leader, great leader. I think what she did to Germany is a disgrace. President Trump loved toe lash out at Germany and its chancellor, Angela Merkel, Even on the campaign trail suited David will of the German Marshall Fund says German opinions of the U. S have never been lower. Just a quarter percent of Germans have a positive view of the United States at the moment. There have been other low point, says David Wilt, like during the Iraq war, But America's image quickly rebounded with the election of Barack Obama. This time, David Wilkes says America's image may not recover so fast. Germans have become very savvy to US politics and also realized that although President Trump lost, he did better than expected and Trumpism is here to stay for the near future. Trump's tariffs on European food and wine and his threats to withdraw from NATO have made many in Europe feel they can't count on the U. S as before excitedly. And then Dylan's off. I'm not in 2017 Miracle proclaimed that Europe must depend on itself. Sylvie Kauffmann, deputy editor of French newspaper, Le moaned, says Biden will make the transatlantic relationship positive and amicable again. And she says Europeans were impressed by the U. S election when we so that the turnout was so high That people were going to vote in droves or had made their votes. The fact that the turnout was so high I gave the impression that you know democracy was working. But Kaufman says political events since the election do not bode well for America's image, the fact that President Trump is refusing to concede Calling for demonstrations that the Republican leadership is not backing down either. Four years of populism and isolationism in America have had an impact in Europe. 29 year old Parisian Martin Cangelosi says after Trump he doesn't see America the way he used to. When I was a kid, I used to think America was a great players like a dream. You know the American dream that something in Europe We think about you know with, for example. Now, I don't even think America is still a great country. I feel really sorry about that a regret shared by many Europeans who worry that the United States and Europe have grown permanently further apart. Eleanor Beardsley. NPR NEWS PARIS
Gunman Fires on Saudi Embassy in The Hague
"In Jidda, Saudi Arabia, right yesterday. Marking 11 11 the end of World War one and the European allies gathered the embassy people gathered and Jidda, Saudi Arabia in western Saudi Arabia to commemorate the end of World War. One. Saudi Arabia was caught in the middle of World War one that Turks and all that Lawrence of Arabia. Maybe you've seen the movie and So the Arabs got cut. The Saudis did. That's really after in the aftermath of World War one when Saudi Arabia became the kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the House of Saud, But but never mind that right now they were gathering for commemoration of the end of World War one. And and somebody blew up a bomb and injured a bunch of people because you know also somebody attacked a bunch of people the French Embassy in Saudi Arabia recently and stabbed them because you know peace because that's the You know
Attack on French Consulate Ceremony in Saudi Arabia Wounds at Least 2
"Multiple people are wounded after a bomb attack on a ceremony Commemorating the end of World War one. This happened at a cemetery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The French Foreign Ministry says Representatives from several countries were there. France has urged its citizens in Saudi Arabia to be on maximum alert after an assailant decapitated a French middle school teacher who showed caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in class.
Paper Poppies (MM #3521)
"The with kevin mason today is veterans day and recently i've seen mentions of the old paper poppies do you remember. The paper poppies actually still around. And i didn't even know it. But i remember growing up. The american legion used to sell these little therapists like crepe paper. Poppies that you would wear on your powder. You'd wear on your shirt to honor the veterans. The tradition goes back to the end of world war one. It actually started in great britain but then was adapted in america in nineteen twenty one. But i've noticed in recent years. I haven't seen them. Somebody mentioned the paper poppies in regards to what's going on in great britain right now. So that's what got me thinking about him. I wonder what happened. I know what simple i know. It's basic and it's not fancy and it's not high tech but it special and each little part of the. Poppy has a special significance. It was kind of a cool little tradition back in the day that i know hasn't fully gone away. The american league still does it but sadly it's fading away because those veterans from world war one and world war the ones who really pushed. That aren't with us anymore. Is the paper poppies something that needs to come back just as a reminder.
The Birth of the Animal Rights Movement
"Ernest. Friburg joins us. Now he is the head of the history department at the university of tennessee and his most recent book is called a traitor to his species. Henry bergh and the birth of the animal rights movement ernest. Thanks for being here my blizzard. Thank you all right. We have to start with the obvious question because this is not a household name for most people who was henry burgh will he was the founder of the aspca and brought the idea of an animal welfare movement animal rights laws to the united states. Right after the civil war in eighteen sixty six. Your area of expertise is nineteenth and twentieth century. Social and cultural history. It's easy to see why your last book. The age of edison looked at the effects of electricity on society. What got you from there to looking at henry bergh and the birth of the animal rights movement. Well in all my work. I think i've been interested in the way this time period. We sort of called the gilded age. The progressive era into world war one the way this shaped the modern world the world that we live in two books ago. I wrote about the origin of civil liberties civil Free speech rights coming out of world war one. The edison book was looking at are both love and hatred of technology. In this case. I was interested in the way. If you look at a an image of nineteenth century city you see horses and of course. There are many many other animals very closely together with with people in the streets but by the nineteen twenty s. That's not the case anymore. In a sense this you know. Our urban environment has been stripped of animals. One historian described it. As as you know we live in a world where in urban environments at least we only have pets and pests and i thought that that captured that that pretty well so i was interested in that transition and i think the animal welfare movement and henry berg's career in particular kind of captures the beginning of some really profound changes in the relationship between humans and animals that started in that time period ended israeli. Still with us today. To what extent is that that change the decline of animals in urban environments. A consequence of the animal rights movement and to what extent is that. Really just about technology industrialisation. Oh it's certainly all those things. I'm not suggesting that the animal welfare movement itself was a driver in any of this but rather was a reflection of its changing sensibilities and in many cases they welcomed the technological changes if steam engines and electricity could replace the horse. That was good for the horse. As far as the animal welfare movement was concerned. so yes they. They're they're really just part of a much wider chains. It's a way to get at people's sensibilities in this time period. This was a time when people came to care much more about animals but at the same time very technology that you're talking about made like pretty grim for many animals as well. The american city was not a friendly place for animals. Describe what a typical city. And let's just use new york because that is where erg lived. What did near city look like at its peak in terms of the number of animals in the city will think about the horses the motive our for the entire city so everything just about relying on horsepower and that meant enormous traffic jams of carriages and wagons and these these railroads that were really the first mass transportation in the city's fundamental to the growth of cities in this time period but then of course there are huge packs of stray dogs roaming in the alleys idea of animal was really developed during this period animal welfare movement. Lots of people are moving into the city from rural areas. And they're bringing with them their own traditions of keeping a cow in the backyard and chickens and and so forth. Pigs are rooting in in the garbage. There really was not very good sanitation control in most neighbourhoods so scrape pigs were part of the scene so it was a it was an enormously rich complicated and dirty mix of humans and animals in this time period.
Over a century ago, masks were controversial during the 1918 flu pandemic
"CBS News is Anthony Mason took a look back recently at the way masks were handled more than a century ago. That, of course, during the 2018 flu pandemic, also in the fall and found many similarities to today. Fascinating look from Anthony. In the fall of 1918. As Americans across the country were celebrating victory in World War, One of the masks on returning troops showed we were losing another war against the so called Spanish flu even a century ago, masks were controversial. Yes, And for so many of the same reasons they are today. Nancy Toms is a history professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook at its worst in 1918. How bad did the pandemic get really, really bad? He referred to it as the Big one among historians of medicine. 675,000 Americans would die nearly a third of them in a single month. The Red Cross spread the slogan Where a mask Save your Life. And nurses began to make them for the public way. We're looking at two masks God's masks that were used in the 1918 pandemic. Here in California, there in the collection of the Oakland Museum, Erin Dina Delgaudio is associate curator. That pretty transparent, right? It wasn't an ideal material, but it was definitely better than not wearing anything. Back in 1918. This was one of the centers in the fight against the pandemic. Yes, indeed. This is Henry Street settlement and its founder, Lillian Walk, played a critical role in organizing the pandemic response in New York City masks were never officially mandated on the East Coast, Nancy Tom says. But other health rules were often aggressively enforced. There were spitting raids, even though by Pelo Yes, there was a definite effort to up the ante in prosecuting. They called them sanitary infractions. The US outbreak had started on a Kansas Army base on the campaign to stop it. Was tied to the war effort. So wearing a mask became a patriotic just Yes. If you refused to wear a mask, you could be called a slacker. What did that mean? A slacker was not quite like a traitor. But it was someone who was dragging their patriotic feet. San Francisco was the first city to actually mandate masks. Yes. 10% of the population was infected between 1918 and 1919. In just a day, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. 100 people were charged with disturbing the peace or failing toe wear masks. Their sentence. 10 days in prison or a $5 fine about $80 today, and then here in San Francisco, there was an anti mask league that farmed in early January. So the chairman was this woman named Mrs Harrington. She was a suffragist. She was a lawyer. He put out a call in the the San San Francisco Francisco Chronicle Chronicle asking asking for for her her fellow fellow citizens citizens who who objected objected to to this this mass mass mandate mandate as as Really Really similar similar to to the the arguments arguments now. now. Actually, Actually, they they argue the ordinance was unconstitutional and that masks had not been proven effective. Some 2000 people turned out for a rally at the Dreamland skate rink. Other cities would mandate masks, including Denver, Seattle, Oakland, Sacramento and Phoenix. They were met with resistance to one major difference. It wasn't political. Then they're wass disagreement between the various politicians about which businesses should get closed down. But The decision to mask or not to mass never became identified with a specific political party.
The Great Migration and the power of a single decision with Isabel Wilkerson
"Imagine with me this scene. It's a scene that played out and nearly all of our families. It's the scene in which a young person. Somewhere in our family tree. Somewhere in our lineage had a heartbreaking decision to make. It was a decision to leave all that they had known. And all of the people they had loved and to set out for place far far away that they had never seen. In hopes that life might be better. Migration. Is usually a young person's endeavor? It's the kind of thing that you do when you're on the cusp of life. And so there is in all of our families this young person somewhere in our background. That person is standing at a dock about to board a ship that will cross the Atlantic or the Pacific Ocean. That person is loading up a truck. That will cross the Rio Grande. Or that person is standing at a railroad platform. About to board a train. That will cross rivers and mountains out of Jim Crow South to what they hope will be freedom in the north. And they're with this young person. As they are about to board that ship. That boat. That truck. Bat Train. Are The people who raised them? Their mother, their father, their aunt, their uncle, their grandparents, whoever it might have been who had gotten them to this point. Those older people were not going to be able to make the crossing FAM-. And as they looked into the eyes of the people who had raised them. There was no guarantee. That they would ever see them alive again. Remember that no skype. No email. No cell phones. Not even reliable long distance telephone service. And even if there had been many of the people that they were leaving did not even have telephones. This was going to be a complete break from all that they knew and all of the people that they loved. And the very next time that they might hear anything about the people who had raised them. Might be a telegram. Saying. Your father has passed away. Or your mother is very, very ill. You must return home quickly. To see her alive again. That is the magnitude of the sacrifice. That had to have happened. In nearly all of our families just for us to be here. A single decision that changes the course of families and lineages and countries and history to the current day? One of his migration streams. Stands out in ways that we may not realize. It was called the great migration. It was the outpouring of six million African. Americans from the Jim. Crow South. To the cities of the north and west. From the time of World War One until the one, thousand, nine, hundred, Seventy S. It stands out because this was the first time in American history. That American citizens had to. Flee the land of their birth. Just to be recognized as the citizens that they had always been.
Politician, Eleanor Rathbone
"Today we're talking about one of the first female members of the British Parliament who used her position to push for gender equal legislation. Please welcome Eleanor Rathbone Eleanor was born in London on May. Twelfth Eighteen, seventy two. From a young age, she grew up in the world of politics. Her Father William was a liberal member of parliament. And often entertained other politicians and intellectuals. In eighteen ninety, three at the age of twenty one. Eleanor. Left home to study at Somerville College Oxford. There, she studied classics and was allegedly nicknamed the philosopher by her peers. When Eleanor realized that her college refused to give degrees to female students, she took matters into her own hands. He joined a group of women called the steamboat ladies who sailed to Dublin. To get honorary degrees from Trinity College. After graduating eleanor worked alongside her father investigating the working conditions of Industrial Liverpool. After his death eleanor continued her work in the city she volunteered for the Liverpool central relief, society where she dedicated her time to helping families in poverty, improve and change their living conditions in the eighteen nineties. Eleanor became a supporter of the women's rights movement, which she saw as integral to widespread social reform. Eighteen ninety five, she was appointed secretary at the Liverpool Women's suffrage society as well as the women's Industrial Council. Eleanor didn't agree with radical tactics to promote women's suffrage and instead pushed a more moderate approach in nineteen. Oh six, the Liverpool City Council Open. It's elective positions. Two women in nineteen o nine eleanor ran and was elected as an independent candidate a position she held until nineteen, thirty five. In nineteen thirteen, she co founded the Liverpool Women Citizens Organization to promote the involvement of women in politics. When World War One broke out eleanor organized association to help wives and other dependents. She continued that work when soldiers returned home, she saw mothers were struggling to provide for families and advocated for the installment of a family wage system. This method would pay family allowances directly to mothers, helping them to support their children and simultaneously fighting against the notion that men had to be the breadwinners. In nineteen eighteen at the end of World War, one British women over the age of thirty. Got The right to vote that same year eleanor established the nineteen eighteen club the following year eleanor became president of the National Union of Women's suffrage societies. And renamed it the National Union of Societies for equal citizenship in Nineteen, twenty, two eleanor ran for British parliament. She lost that year but was elected in nineteen twenty nine as an independent member for the combined English universities. She was one of the first women to hold a position in parliament. There Eleanor continued her lifelong activism in her first speech. She criticized British colonial ISM, and it's anti-feminism. She specifically called out the inhumane practice of female genital mutilation in Kenya. As. The Great Depression loomed she campaigned for the People's rights to cheaper milk and better benefits for dependents of the unemployed. Eleanor was also one of the first politicians to warn of the danger of fascist uprisings across Europe. She spoke candidly about her disappointment in British neutrality concerning politics in Germany Spain Italy and Czechoslovakia. She joined a nonsectarian anti-nazi council to support human rights and set up a parliamentary committee that took up individual refugee cases throughout the war at one point eleanor allegedly tried to charter a ship to cross the blockade of Spain Rescue Republicans from the country. Later, in the early nineteen forties, eleanor devoted resources to get an Jewish people out of Poland. In nineteen forty-five eleanor finally saw her fight for family allowances put into law by the Labor Party with the Family Allowance Act. However it was initially passed on the stipulation the allowance be paid to fathers rather than the mother she fought for. Eleanor's rage was short-lived. The bill was contested by many women in parliament and was amended within the year to be paid to mothers. Eleanor died suddenly of a heart attack on January second nineteen forty-six. Forty years later, a blue plaque is dedicated to her by the Greater London Council at her former residents. It calls her the pioneer of family allowances. She was also honored along with fifty eight other women's suffrage supporters on the plinth of the statue commemorating fellow suffragettes leader millicent falls it in London twenty? Eighteen.
Guidelines for the Leader and Commander
"Is Jaakko podcast number two, fifty two. With Dave Burke and me Jaakko willink good evening. Dave. Good Evening Echo Charles is taking care of some other business. On the last podcast. Number two, fifty, one with Leif and we started getting into the book guidelines for the leader and Commander by General Bruce Clark but we only made it thirteen pages in two and a half hours, and it's one hundred, seventeen page book. To, recap a little bit, this is a book that I searched for for over a decade I originally heard about this book in my favorite book, which is called about face by colonel. David Hackworth. Finally, found a copy a month and a half ago. and. So here we are just a little background once again on General Bruce. Kark. World War One. World War Two Korea enlisted in one thousand, nine hundred and up going to west point colonel in World War Two. Then a general commanded the Fourth Armored Division in Patents Third Army. Battle the Bulge Distinguished Service Cross three silver stars forty five years. Of Service? And then spend a bunch of time not only leading troops but also training troops or overseeing training commands so. Awesome Career Hackworth talked about him glowingly in the book about face and That's where that's where the star took me a long time to find this book. Who did somebody texted me about it. And said, it was the white whale. that. It was definitely hard for me find this book, but we have it and that's it. That's what we're GonNa do where do you go back into this book? So here we go back into guidelines for the leader and commander by Bruce General Bruce C Clarke. This section starts off with administration some thoughts for the commander. And he says inflammation, I would like to point out the close. Interrelationship between training programs. And Sound. Overall management. So this is something you know when you're that young gung-ho leader. That just thinks, hey, where you're operate whatever that operation is whether it's shooting machine guns or whether that's out selling things or making things and you think, Hey, I'm I'm on the front lines I'm going to make things happen and you think all the administrative stuff you shouldn't have to worry about. That's not me. And I know many individuals that are like that I know one individual in particular like that whose name is Jaakko. 'cause I was definitely like that. Many commanders. I should say I. was like that when I was younger because I absolutely I realize this and you can hear. We'll talk about the paperwork drills that we had to do and how. Life. Came to me. We shouldn't have to do this stuff and I said Oh we're going to do it and we do a better than anybody else. So I figured this out but it is it is definitely a learning moment that people have and so why not learn it right now many commanders are defeated by poor administration. Imagine that just that statement many commanders are defeated by poor administration not defeated because they were tactically unsound not defeated because they made bad decisions not defeated because they couldn't come up with a good plan they fail because their administrative losers. Without. Sound Administration at Commander CanNot Succeed in his training and maintenance programs. Good. Administration is nothing more than applied common sense. I'm including here a number of items that may well be considered a checklist of indicators of sound. Administration. Number. One. Importance of time. The principal coordinating device in the army is time. Learn the proper time space factors. So you can be on time and make reasonable demands of your subordinates. So. So that's number one by the way, which is probably why you hear a lot of talk about time management. Just think about the idea that the first thing he's GonNa say is time this is someone who clearly understands that have all the resources in the world that we have. That's the one that matters the most because we just can't produce more of. I was GONNA say it's the it's the one that matters the most and it's the absolute one that we have the least control much control. You have time you zero you cannot stop it. You cannot bring it back. You gotta say the power curve. I hate that fewing. I hate that feeling and let me tell you what. I realized this a while back. So when you go to the airport if you show up at the airport late. In now look TSA doesn't care that you're late the baggage handler doesn't care that you're late the uber driver does not care what time your planes leaving they're they're doing what they're doing, and so what that does is it takes you have no control. Over that time once it started to commence, what do you have control over going to the airport a little bit earlier? That's all. That's all not that big of a deal. Go to the airport a little earlier, and you won't have to worry about TSA. You won't have to worry about baggage you won't have to worry about. How long it takes for the Uber driver or the left let's give proper. Credit or lift driver to show up and bring you to the airport. Not so so how'd you get control? You can't control time once it's unfolding you can't bring it back you have to you have to plan for appropriately. And there's a there's a sense of urgency and I have a pretty good sense of urgency and you you may have may or may not I know like at the monster especially the earlier musters when we weren't. When the backside wasn't quite the well oiled machine that it is now certainly as a well oiled machine now the early musters do. Not a Well oiled machine. So on the on the front side, people would know that when Leith and I were walking out on stage at eight o'clock in the morning, we had two hours sleep because we had to do whatever we had to do behind the scenes and that's just the way it was. I can feel I can feel. When the shortage of time in fact, I think I feel the shortage of time every single day single waking minute.
Travel to Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
"I'd like to welcome to the show, Audrey and Manlio Diamante from travels with AUDREY DOT COM and they've come to talk to us a better region of Italy you may or may not have heard of for Yuli. Venezia Giulia. Andrian manlio welcome to the show. Ain't you Chris and thank you for inviting us to be on your bucket today. Thank you Chris Thank goodness well, and we've picked a region of Italy that I couldn't have told you the name of I know where it is about. Where are we talking about? First of all, if we put this on a map Well. If we were to put it on poor looking at the most northerly and easterly region of Italy incense ranked. In the corner literally border the North would be Australia The you're on the right would be slow being young. Then we have the Adriana CCD so we're an also the region of vinet. Oh. So you're about a hundred and solid kilometers from Venice, if you were to be an Bene- some wanted to travel to live in his Julia. Along the highway that would be approximately about one hundred kilometers and. We'll get into his tryst. So that is actually, yes, that's correct Essentially up but would unit is the one that would be most typical the one that really represents reach enough. You're getting ahead of us. Before. We get there. Why are we talking about this region because I'm not going to try and say it every time we say this because you see it so much better than I do what is your connection to Fluey Valencia Julia Well. My husband is born and raised and in. So he actually also be Lionel which is a local language. I actually met my husband and he. Shot on location to Spain, and so a friend of mine asked me to stop in a visitor in Italy and when I did, I, actually met my husband for the first time in this was in ninety seven. And then he later on emigrated to Canada. Got Married. Will and why should someone go to really Well a food essential yet is one of those regions I mean most of us think that there are token room. Most. Now, there's nothing wrong with that. Unfortunately, the name as a reason, I'm right. I would probably say somebody if you're traveling for the first time to Italy to do the Venice. Florence, and the Rome but for anyone who's looking for a more authentic way of appreciating Italy, then you need to go into some of the regions that are less traveled and as you as one of those, and it is really in a very good location if you really think about it because. I so much to offer from the beaches by good idol. History going back to the Roman history, the lull of our history world or one history that is worse. The front was for World War One and some of the worst battles that were ever fought or along from the car so and these own so. which my husband can talk to you more about you have the Alps and will you can go skiing in the wintertime amazing wine the quiet you're y region is world famous. Now they produce some of Italy's best white wines and the photo of course is quite unique because. Latins. A mixture of different cultures the Australian. The. Italian. So it has for a traveler they can spend easily a week and this particular region. and. Enjoy it without rushing and seeing quite a bit and is not just about lying. It's about so much more and if they wanted to add a week. Of the Australia they ads Vania or they could advantage what did I do not doin? The. Bending on how they want to program their time. Excellent will in what kind of are you gonNA recommend for us. It was one week hurry and it would be centered around the fugitive and essentially in Rio. And some of the key points to keep places that I would recommend would be, of course, the as they would be the capital and then of course. We have also the cheated on the time of she that we have sunshine yearly, which is where my husband's mother comes from. And they're famous for the BUSHEL. And then of course, we do the mountain area could pop into Saudis for example, or we could go into van Saun name and Sony in. Leitch are two towns a really represent how he only that was devastating binary choice in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, six in really showcases the people themselves how suffered this major earthquake? Literally As you experience that you were there, I did yesterday what about a thousand people who died back in nineteen seventy, six cents I would say a large portion of region was actually essentially destroyed in Seoul the two towns my wife is referring to there called been solely and Jim Malone and they're very they're close to each other right next to each other one of them is a UNESCO side and that's been. So it's a UNESCO side because it maintained. The original character prior to the earthquake even though it was completely built, but it's very touching in it's very characteristic of the regional freely. So we would definitely recommend it
US COVID-19 death toll hits 200,000, highest number of reported coronavirus deaths in the world
"Toll from the Corona virus pandemic now stands at more than 200,000 Americans, the highest death toll of any country in the world. And it's more than the number of Americans killed in World War one. Vietnam and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Come by. Doctor as any thought. She calls the double and I'm quoting him about sobering and stunning. But the White House is defending
The Bonus Army
"Welcome to kiss myths and mysteries. I'm your host Kit crumb today the mystery of the Bonus Army July twenty eighth nineteen thirty two will mark the eighth anniversary of one of the most controversial protests in US history and yet it remains virtually unknown to most Americans. On, that day nineteen, thirty, two, five, hundred, US army infantrymen loaded rifles, fixed bayonets, gas grenades containing of vomited ingredient two, hundred cavalry, a machine gun squadron eight, hundred police and six M One, nine, thousand, nine, hundred seventeen army tanks prepared to attack seventeen hundred unarmed men plus thousands of their wives and children moments before the Assault General Douglas Smith Garth in charge of the operation turned. To police officers standing next to him and said, I will break the back of the enemy. The attack was ordered by President Herbert Hoover and commanded by General Macarthur Dwight D Eisenhower was MacArthur's aide and Major. General George. S, Patton led the tank unit after donning gas masks the tossed hundreds of tear-gas grenades into the encampment which started raging fires and the assault drove all but the. Occupants of the area in Kampman was then burned to the ground. This wasn't Cuba the Philippines or the Mexican border. But in Washington DC The camp nicknamed Hoover Ville occupied by World War One veterans who were living in tents and shanties across the country and they're also in their encampment in DC with crumbling buildings all around them along Pennsylvania Avenue near the capital if your education was anything like mine, there wasn't any mention of this event. In history class four, million vets had returned from the war. This is World War One was the war to end all wars and found that others had taken their jobs that are considerably higher wage than though one dollar per day soldiers pay an expected more help from the government in nineteen twenty four Congress promised World War One veterans a bonus payment. I'll dollar twenty five for each day of overseas service and a dollar for every day of. Home Service there would be a limit of six hundred, twenty five dollars for overseas service and five hundred for Home Service but the catch twenty two was that it could not be redeemed until nineteen forty five cash quickly dubbed at the tombstone bonus because many of them would be dead before collecting with the Great Depression deepening demands for making an immediate payment we're escalating finally bill was passed, but President Hoover vetoed it in response some three hundred. Veterans led by Ex Sergeant Walter waters boarded a freight train in Portland Oregon in early May nineteen, thirty, two and headed. For Washington DC. Soon, others began their pilgrimage the cat to the capital from across the country and dilapidated buses overcrowded pickup trucks by walking hitch-hiking the vets and their families were in desperate financial shape with overdue bills to pay hunger affections hanging over their heads. They demanded immediate payment of the bonus soon, known as a bonus. Between Seventeen Thousand and twenty five thousand trekkers began arriving on May twenty third nineteen, thirty, two, assuming their demands wouldn't be met anytime soon, they proceeded to set up a long-term presence in order fashion they mapped out streets named for states, Setup Library and post office, a barber shop and a military type sanitation approach appointed MP's to keep order publish their own cap newspaper and even organized evening. Vaudeville shows. Some ten thousand other vets occupied partially demolished government buildings that surrounded the main camp between the capital and the White House. Extremely Patriotic. That's insisted on American flag fly over every tent and Shanti further as Roy. Wilkins than a young reporter with a press pass road. There was only one absentee in the Cap James Crowe get it Jim Crow. The entire massive undertaking was one in which blacks applied shared everything. Together, during world, War One, the military was still segregated as was Anacostia Park when the marchers arrived the vets who had fought a war together deliberately decided to live side by side and set up in the black section of the park. This fact alone may have led some people to fear the movement General Macarthur's most trusted subordinate Brigadier General. George Van Horn Moseley portrayed black and white veterans living together. As proof that Negroes Jewish communist were planning a revolution in truth radicals and Communists were dismissed by the veterans and were never serious element in the movement. The veterans those were still alive didn't receive their bonuses until nineteen, forty five keep in mind that many. World War One vets had died by then and families were not eligible for the bonus. The ravages of the Great Depression continued until World War Two. Today. We have a confluence of factors including the federal government's failure to protect US citizens for the Cobra virus and pandemic machine fiscal austerity in the face of another great depression a newly transparent institutional racism that has provided an unparalleled opportunity to replicate the bonus army's action in the nation's capital this time on an unprecedented scale depth and breadth of
2020 Fall Movie Preview
"Hi everybody I am Peter Travers and welcome to this special edition of Popcorn where creed you all the movies opening between Labor Day and New Year's Eve I know wait what aren't we in a pandemic Will really be moved this fall and theaters to show them in I mean the answer to both those questions is a huge. Yes. Sixty two percent of all US theaters are open now and there's going to be more to come covid permitting, of course, and those movies that can't make it to the multiplex will be available for rental or streaming in sickness and in health people, you can't keep a good movie down. So let's start with the blockbusters that are out there. Number one is tenant. Brain Teasing epoch from Dark Knight Director. Christopher. Nolan. That's geared to fire up the fall season and in theaters and with your mask and distancing in place you can strap in for this kind of Christopher Nolan throw ride and watch the spy master he's played by John David Washington give James Bond a run for his money you know you just have to. Get your head around the physics in this movie. Maybe don't know about how you can go forward and backwards in time at the same time I don't know either I was a little confused by that but you'll be glued to the visual miracles that are on screen here every cent of tenants two, hundred, million dollars production budget shows up onscreen Eisele popped. Jaw dropped pulses. Oh, pound all that good stuff movies and back baby. So what else do we have? We have Moulin which is out there right now and you'll check in Disney plus to watch this because it's not in theaters but you can rent it and you could see live action film of the Disney animated hit about a young woman who disguises. Herself as a man to replace her sick father in the Imperial Army the new moon is not musical and there's no comic relief from eating Murphy as the Voice of a fast talking dragon named Moo Shu. This is not that kind of movie. There's no whitewashing but using Western actors in the drawn from Chinese legend and as Rouland the astounding Lou ye. Leads in Asian cast that includes martial arts icon jet. Li is the emperor up and China's leading actress Gong Li as shape shifting witch who teaches on how to survive and prosper in a man's world. Look move on is not your typical princess. She's a warrior fighting for her place in the world prepare to be well. Next up wonder woman one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, the sequel to the two thousand seventeen smash that made a star of Gal. Gadot, remember her places the DC comics immortal wonder woman into the cold. War where she does battle with the media tycoon played by Pedro Pascal and the villainous Cheetah played by Kristen Wiig always to me an asset in any movie Chris. Pine also returns Steve Trevor The American. Pilot that one woman loves I know didn't he die the last time during World War? One people you gotta go with this this is Hollywood. So if we can borrow wonder woman's last sube truth for a moment, credibility isn't the issue here. It's the show stopping stunts engineered by returning director Petty Jenkins executed by Godot, and she's a formal Israeli military structure. So you know you're in for a really good time. Next up is black widow look wonder woman has competition already. You know we've been waiting since spring for Marvel to let its first solo black widow epic out of storage and into theaters. Now, the wait is over Scarlett. Johansson is back in action as Natasha Romanoff Aka black widow. She's the Russian assassin with no superpowers road just skills she's like the female Batman this Prequel looks back, Arjun story in it's a doozie forints pugh is there as Natasha, surrogate says sister and Rachel Vice is the leader of this black widow organization. It's not just one black widow you can become a black widow tells witness business. So Watch your back wonder woman next up candyman there's nothing like the Primo horror. Film to get us all back in the dark of a theater where we can scream bloody hearts out behind a mask of course, end with get outs Jordan peele writing the screenplay. This direct sequel to nineteen ninety two's cult fright fest stars Watchmen Emmy nominee Jadu Martine the second as a visual artist drawn back to those housing projects in Chicago's Cabrini-green where he was born now the whole place is gentrified beyond recognition but the green is still haunted by Candyman Tony Todd an urban legend who still kills anyone who summoned him by saying his name five times. Okay. Altogether now with me candyman candyman candyman candyman candyman, we did it. So I'm looking around here to see if some him up. Okay next up no time to die look no red blooded movie Fan is GonNa Think of missing Daniel. Craig's fifth and final outing James Bond you know for my money Craig and Sean Connery are in dead heat for the best bond ever. This one directed by Kerry from Gonzaga who did true detective from Script Co written get this by sleeping bags phoebe Wall Rich Daniel Craig asks for her because he really wants a little feminist touch to this. This is the. Twenty fifth, all seven Cape and you know this is a record and we're GONNA lose Daniel Craig. But in the movie James Bond's been retired for five years and he gets called back in. You know that's what happens to everybody from the Godfather on. You know Bohemian Rhapsody oscar-winner. Rami ballot plays the facially scarred villain named SAFM and he's described the director as more dangerous than anyone bond has ever encounter. Man How about you?
Oscars Best Picture Contenders Required to Meet Diversity Standards
"Since we're gonna talk about since we're going to talk about movies, this movie debuted 40 years ago. I don't not sure never won any Oscars. We can talk about a different kind of odds. And that is the odds that will be in your favor when you exhibit Perhaps the greatest comedy motion picture of all time. This is going to make it look like Raiders of the Lost Ark. This is gonna be the kind of thing that your Children because they did. I could look up to you now. I never could before. I mean, we made a lot of cheap movies for you guys that made a lot of money. But now we have spent a little more than we're supposed to. Columbia Pictures has spared no expense to make this fine science fiction comedy So they're talking about is that's Dan Ackroyd and Bill Murray talking about ghost workers that they put that out to theaters to convince them to show the movie it was. It was something they set out to particularly independent theaters saying, Hey, this is Ah, a little something you might want to consider it your little Arthouse cinema. Now you had one guy was one of the Ghostbusters was a black guy. So there okay. Winston was black. And and then one day I was Jewish. I believe Well, Rick Moranis was in the movies, but I don't think I guess later on. He was kind of an ancillary ghostbuster, the Reynolds Jewish Council's a minority. For some reason. Reason this is important is and I'm reading for The Times. New Oscar standards require best picture contenders must be inclusive to compete if you wanna win. The Oscar for best picture, and I Do You have tohave you meet need to meet certain quotas to do it, Which is the way all great art is made. Certainly we all know Novels, songs movies television shows on the best artist made with quotas. So they came up with this a couple of months ago. This is AH attempt to be more divers to be eligible for best picture of film must meet at least two standards on across four categories of diversity on screen representation. Themes and narratives. So the theme of the movie has to be inclusive of a variety of groups. And it's under representative groups, including women, People of color LGBTQ, plus people and those with cognitive or physical disabilities. You have to touch on at least some of those not only in the cast and they're talking about the main cast. Um I'll read from what it says in The New York Times those standards record, one of the least one of the lead actors were significant supporting actors is from unrepresented, underrepresented racial or ethnic group. One of the lead actors are significant supporting actor. So in that group of people that the movie is all about, you can't have if it's World War, one movie a bunch of white guys, No. No. You gotta have. I don't know, eh? A black guy funded through the trench er. At least Marriott cheap and at least 30 books. They've sent a mariachi band with clearly Mexican people to entertain the troops. Shut them up, or we're going to be bombed by the Germans. Then the mariachis district and you never see them again. Ugo. There's your Oscar bait. Joe Getty Hollywood Quota consultant from No problem I got this. You gotta touch in coming of age story sitting in Norwegian filming Fishing Village, a 16 year old boy and girl and love trying to confront their Nazi past. Let's see. Let's have the Globetrotters come to town and play an exhibition game And on one of the dates they go See the Globetrotters check. $100,000 at least 30% of all actors in secondary in minor roles air from certain underrepresented groups and the main Jenny called the Globetrotters again, and the main storyline, theme or narrative of the movie has to be centred on an under representative group to qualify for a best picture Oscar nomination, And they went through the list of a bunch of movies that might not have made it that have one. You know lots of Oscars, including 1917, the World War. In film or the Irishman that came out last year and was a piece of crap, But in very was a great movie. It was bad, but it was long. I just I just Go and find this. Absolutely amazing. Yeah, on this is from liberals. People who think art is important people who send their kids to expensive colleges to get our degrees. They want to have constraints on art. The Liberals do? Yeah. Yeah, quotas. Good luck with that. My loathing of Hollywood. Well, it could get a little more intense as it turns out, but just If if if it didn't Indicate what James Lindsay has been talking about that this is coming on hard in society as a whole. I could just roll my eyes and move on said Good, Eat yourselves. You're cannibalizing yourselves, And I think it's hilarious. But it does mean that that sort of racialist thinking where everything is broken down to your identity group. You could only get a job if you're this or you can only be fired. If you're not that, or You know, you can only move into a neighborhood. We have quotas and neighborhoods quotas that everything that's dangerous. Is there any chance that any of the older liberals because always talking about the liberals over 50 seem to have a different view of these things? Like a Rob Reiner makes a movie with like what you're talking about here, man. Just those Like, really stick his thumb in the eye of the O R. You got something, you know, three hour long Goodfellow State movie, and then then you turns out Henry Hill's wife, at the end of it says Not only am I leaving you but I'm a lesbian check. We're down here getting a Hollywood quota consultant further preceding three hours. She's been a lesbian. You just didn't know that was your biases. There you go
Trump wants Fox News journalist fired over reports on his alleged U.S. troops insults
"Was also the host of CNN's Reliable sources. Program joins us to talk about what you uncovered about the evolution and impact of the Trump Fox partnership. But first we're going to get his take on some of today's political news and welcome Brian Stelter. Good to have you with us. Hey, great. Grateful to be here. Thank you so much. I'd like to begin by talking about the article by Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief of Atlantic whom you had on your program on CNN's reliable sources, just on Sunday. And just for some background for listeners who may not know about this. Trump is alleged to have called those who died in World War one losers and suckers. They were buried in a cemetery outside of Paris and supposedly Again. Allegedly. He didn't want to honor the dead for fear his hair would be messed up. Jennifer Griffin of Fox News has backed up the story and confirmed it in the White House is denied it. They've given the title of your book called it a Hoax. And Trump said it never happened, but I want to get to here is Trump wants girlfriend fired, he said. Fox News is gone. This is maybe change the relationship with Fox. First of all your thoughts about that, but also About what Goldberg told you, Which is this is just the tip of the iceberg. I do expect more reporting in the coming days, including quite possibly from Bob Woodward's book. I Hate to start out talking about some other author. But I'll tell you what. There's a lot of anticipation for Woodward's book Rage, which comes out next Tuesday. And I think one of the reasons why Jeffrey Goldberg published his story when he did. Was perhaps because he thinks what word has some similar reporting. So look, we will see we will find out when that book begins to leak, But I think that the Atlantic and other outlets Have Provided Mohr evidence of a pattern of the president, disparaging veterans and disrespecting the military. Some of this is in the president's own words, including yesterday. When he comments on people at the top of the military just wanting to start wars. Making basically calling them or profiteers. No, I think what the president has done by attacking Fox on this story. By saying reported over Griffin should be fired because she was able to corroborate part of Jeffrey Goldberg report. Is that he's working the refs. He doesn't want news on Fox News. He only wants propaganda. So one minute he will attack a reporter at Fox or complain about Anchorage, Fox, and the next minute he will promote Pete Hegseth, Jeannine Pirro. I'll call into Sean Hannity show her fox and friends. It shows that he doesn't want journalism on the air. He wants pro trump opinion in orderto keep his base is solid as a rock. Well, he's going against Ah, much respected reporter here who has had a great deal of praise for her integrity on the fact that matter is Fox kind of threw her under the bus, didn't they? I think Fox did not sufficiently. Promote and tout its own reporting. So once Griffin had corroboration for some of Goldberg's account, she did go on the air once and talk about it. A couple other shows, acknowledged it. But the dominant theme of the coverage was still trumps denials. And I would understand that they'd emphasize the denials. The president was known to be a proud on his truth Teller, someone who never told a lie. But this president has proven that his words are meaningless. By his own actions. He's country to himself all the time and lied to the public constantly about the pandemic and other matters. Soto lead with the president's denial seems faulty to me. Especially when your own reporter from your own outlet. Has backed up some of the reporting. But again, this just shows the tug of war between Fox and inside Fox between news and opinions, and I think it shows that opinions almost always winning. Well, let's talk, though, about what has come out of this controversy, which is the whole validity of unnamed sources. There have been certainly a lot of accusations that many do not corroborate the story. In fact, John Bolton's name has been mentioned on frequent occasions as well as other Trump supporters who claim that he never said what has been alleged here. On yet you have Carl Bernstein. I think on your show, saying with Watergate under Nixon, they were close to 200 sources that were simply a name. So it's the nature of ice floes reporting and journalism to a great extent, sometimes to have on named sources. But Let's get to the heart of it. I mean, this has been certainly stirring around this controversy. It absolutely has. And I think it is great to have a chance to talk about anonymous sourcing because it is so often misunderstood, and reporters don't do enough to explain why and how we rely on anonymous sourcing number one. The source's heir, never anonymous to the reporters and to their bosses. You know, when I'm using anonymous sources for CNN, at least one of my bosses has to know if the story is very sensitive than multiple people are going to know the identity of this person. And we're going to have a conversation about why they're credible and why we're taking their word and why we're publishing it. You know that kind of checks and balances system is what journalism needs. And what the public needs to know happens so they can have more confidence in the reporting. You know, with with regards to the Atlantic, I think We also know a couple of things from Jeffrey Goldberg record number one. He has quoted John Kelly on the record before he's quoted James Mattis on the record before he clearly has journalistic relationships with some of these retired generals. And that's helpful to know if you're wondering who his sources might be for this story.
Trump: Pentagon leaders want war to keep contractors 'happy'
"President Donald Trump says top defense department leaders want to keep waging wars to keep defense contractors happy president trump during a White House news conference Monday said ordinary troops like him but not the Pentagon brass that saying the military is in love with me the soldiers are the top people in the Pentagon probably aren't because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else they happy presidents slamming the military leaders as part of his continued defense against allegations that he made offensive comments about fallen service members including calling World War one dead at a cemetery in France losers and suckers the Atlantic first reported on the anonymously sourced allegations AP and other media organizations verify those allegations with their own sources timid wire Washington
"world war one" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"They made machine guns and cannons and ships but also brand new warplanes Some of the ones that were like just being bought up a European powers when sales would slump Zakharov would use press organs to pump more stories into the media about say Francis. Rivals arming so he knows. The sales are slumping. Then he'll try to drum up fear that there's a war in Europe happening Or that's about to happen so like people will start demanding that their country by more guns now. Since Vickers was extensively a British company. The British government was happy to help her off by using their own soft power to bribe and CAJOLE foreign nations into buying British guns. Sometimes the agreement to allow vickers came with direct military aid from the British Empire. The Royal Navy itself was for sale provided that like the company buying guns From Vickers sent enough money back to the English economy to make it worthwhile. So like he's basically using the brick like he gets to use the British military as like Like like like if you buy enough guns from us. We'll send in our boats to help you do shit because yeah it's a bunch of money for England. Yeah so frustratingly. There's very little specific information on individual acts of bribery. That's at her off. May or may not have carried out because he burnt all of his records. Um when he was an old man in the British government isn't about to correct the record But there were folks at the time who paid attention to it. Basil his fellow arms dealers were doing to Europe and the rest of the world and some of them had the courage to speak up. And I'm going to quote now from Basil's biography man of arms again on March Eighteenth nineteen fourteen on the very brink of the coming disaster. Philip snowden disease wrecked crippled socialist. Labour leader Rosen comments to make a speech when he had done. He rocked the British Empire with his disclosures for two years. A young quaker socialist named Walton Newbold tracing with infinite pains the tortuous trail of the international arms makers and Philip Snowden had in his possession the fruits of that long quest when he rose to speak one by one. He pointed out cabinet ministers members of the House and named high-ranking officials and army and navy circles persons of royal position who were large holders and shares of Vickers Armstrong and John Brown and beard more shipbuilders the prophets of Vickers and Armstrong had been enormous and those powerful persons in the state and Church and the nobility bought into them to share in the profits. Vickers had among its director to Dukes to marquesses to family members of fifty earls fifteen baronets and five nights twenty one naval officers to naval government architect in many journalists. Armstrong had even more sixty or their wives fifteen baronets and twenty nights twenty military or naval architects and officers or there were thirteen members of the house of comments on the directorates of Vickers Armstrong or John Brown it would be impossible said Snowden to throw a handful of pebbles anywhere on the opposition benches without hitting members interested in these arms firms ministers officers. Technical experts moved out of the government out of the navy. The army the war office. The admiralty into the employee of the Munitions Manufacturers Snowden quoted Lord Welby head of the Civil Service who only a few weeks before had denounced the arms conspirators. We are in the hands of an organization of Crooks said Lord Welby. They are politicians generals manufacturers of armaments and journalists. All of them are anxious for unlimited expenditure and go on inventing scares to terrify. The public terrified the ministers of the crown so part of her off and not just him these other arms companies. Get Away with what they're doing is that they hire like they'll hire these like members of the nobility members of the government or convince them to buy stocks that these people profit too and that's why he can convince the British government to send the Royal Navy and two companies that buy from his firm is because like these guys have a vested interest to and so they're basically spending public money to make themselves money By like drumming up more arms sales. So that's cool. Dang that's like Well how is this informant like? Let's see how does he know all this like is he just a guy who was like he was a jerk? Yeah part of it. Was this quaker. Yeah this quaker like socialist activist who just like slowly would start tracing like basically like starting with stock sales and stuff like who's buying up interesting all these firms. No relation to Edward snowden notes snowden ends. The snowden is a socialist Labour leader who like makes a speech using the stuff that this other guy found but yeah it is weird that like it is another snowden so yeah from eight hundred seventy seven to nineteen fourteen. A cadre of arms dealers spearheaded by battles. Her off was the most successful them bribed. A succession of admirals generals high-ranking politicians in nobility from all of the great powers of Europe crop employed hundreds of people who received salaries without doing any actual work provided. They were willing to put. In a good word to their government ministries when Krupp needed it one German armament maker of the time admitted for some families. Krupp FACTORIES. Or a great cynic fear where nephews and poor relations of officials whose influence in warriors. Great find themselves jobs in one thousand nine hundred eighteen. The year before Snowden made that speech Dr Karl Liebknecht a Socialist leader. In Germany's Reichstag gave a similar speech quoting massive corruption. Within the German Ministry of war it resulted in the trial and conviction of several ministry officials who were found to be agents of crop in Japan and other scandal was involved with German arms firm. Semen shoot he was found to have paid out more than half a million modern dollars bribes. Japanese officials to guarantee them the contract to build a massive battleship. And these give us an idea of the kind of stuff. Basil himself would have engaged in But in general we only catch glimpses of him during this period s Smithsonian magazine summarizes quote. He appears sporadically in the vickers papers now at Cambridge University Library and increasing the British Foreign Office archives. These sources allow us to trace his ED's Ed's increasing wealth and status between one thousand nine hundred and nineteen o five. He was paid one hundred ninety. Five Thousand Pounds and commissions twenty five million dollars today and by nineteen fourteen. He was active. Not only in Istanbul and Athens but in Saint Petersburg Buenos Aires and He owned several banks lived in a French and was romancing the Duchess of Villafranca Spanish noblewoman. Who would become his third wife? They're not the so. Yeah like this is part of what's frustrating about writing about this guy's like we don't know specifically what he did. We know that like because like the people who the people were like bribing public officials that we know about this time. We're the ones who weren't as good as her off doing more of this. Yeah because they got caught but like what happens in Europe and this is something. We don't talk about much we talk about. World War One but a big part why that war happened. Is that the leadership of every country involved like head personal financial stakes in the mass sale of weapons and armaments which also led to them buying more guns and scaring each other with all the guns they were buying which led them to get angrier at each other which increase the belligerence between the nations and it was all basically to sell a shitload of guns to profit like these arms manufacturers and the people that they bribed government like a powder keg I went to middle school. Remember the little diagrams to draw. You know it's like World War One is kick. Yeah but it's a powder keg that like I think it's usually put like there. Are these like that. A huge part of it was like they didn't uncover all this the yeah the sinister underneath I mean. Some of it was known at the time like particularly like a lot of socialist politicians at the time. Were like the arms industry. Owns all of our government's early clearly lurching us towards a horrible war. Somebody should do something about this but nobody did anything about it. So that's I mean that doesn't sound like anything familiar like the world lurching towards clear disaster. Small can't reminds me of something but I I can't put a finger on it Yeah thankfully it never happened again. Just a general sense of dread a what is what does have something going on today. Now I can't think of it you know what was wage your general sense of dread Theresa. What products and services? Because I if I know something that has nothing at all to do with corrupt arms companies buying politicians and using them to bring the world closer and closer to disaster. It's beautiful beautiful sweet lady. Capitalism let's call marsupials with a little bit more of that. Here's the thing saving money with. Geico is almost better than playing pickup basketball. Because there's always that guy who joins your game. He never passes the rock. 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"For for sending that are way, man. And we've got another believe in it. We got time. So Rocco also thinks goes to real he writes in Hello master sucker, insert, forty five other random data's titles. I've dropped few emails. I've dropped a few emails and have since become a proud member of the colty curious on Facebook along with my wife, Danielle what a fucking awesome group. Amazing people. Yes, I love how much love the goal to cure his face through keeps getting out fucking standing. He says anyway, I don't know how much their stories were made up to make money, but I do have re- regarding the warrants, but I do have quite a bit of experience dealing with the supernatural or supernatural TV shows me, my biological father lives here in Fort Wayne and has been featured on several shows to which include paranormal state and might go story. I can say this for sure those shows were one hundred percent flat out bullshit. His house. Does have a gory past. And I haven't sitting in with them in her shit banging around on the second floor random footsteps coming down the stairs and the chandeliers moving around for. Apparent recent? The shows are bullshit for sure because I've been there when they film what they do generally send it producer and cameraman. Yep. And sometimes only Cameron they also like to send local paranormal experts who generally like Dolly Parton fucked. Cousin had some weird mutant offspring tag along to help. Find the goats Cameron will set up his camera, and if you had a laptop or or, you know, and I guess like an ipad was script you read from the script while here she films, then they will move around the house to stage Shostak along with script. How do I know this because I was the fucking ghost. For his episode of my ghost story. Yeah. That's me. Bang and shit around upstairs. You're welcome viewers watch the paranormal St. segment called Satan soldier my dad, and it explains the history of the house. The my goal story episode of camera. The name can be found if you search for Fort Wayne good money to be made. If that's your thing and people believe in it like gossiping, if you read please tell my wife Danielle that rocko loves her. Oh, that's sweet. And I'm going to haunt that ass when I get home from work. Nice Danielle hot that ass. I'm gonna have to get some of what he's paranormal paranormal repellents common for your. Shouts out to my awesome. Friends on the cold curious Facebook page, Hailu Safina, my brother and keep up that outstanding fucking work. Rocco aims? Well. Thank you for forgiving that update. That's cool. Like how you relayed that? Hey, you know, what happens on those shows is fake and your experience, bud. Be you have heard some shit that does not fake. That's that's very interesting. Very cool update. Now from new time sucker Chad regarding the Candyman suck. Sometimes it's easy to forget that the people we talk about here on the socks. Victims of tragedies are all too. Real Garrett reminds us writing. Hey, dan. I'm a new listener, I found you via last podcast on the left. Just in his listening to the Candyman episode. Joseph Allen Lyles was my uncle he went by Alan, I was born in seventy nine. So I don't know him. However, I grew up hearing, my aunts and uncles seven them total. My father all talking about him and not knowing where he went or what happened always suspecting deans involvement. Yeah. Dean cold Michaela. They didn't identify his body until only about five six. Years ago at High Island. I believe I may be wrong about that. I have to ask my aunt, Donna. But I wanted to say when you said his name on the podcast, I felt a bit of a chill down my spine. And then a sigh of relief that our family finally had closure when they identified and tied him to the many young men. They were taken by dean, thank you for being thorough and giving Allen if even if only a line about his abduction, a tiny voice. Thank you. Sincerely, Chad grizzly Laos. Well, thank you, Chad, man. Yeah. Man. I try try to you know, we talk about horrific things, but try to be respectful of the victims. And acknowledged you know, what what horrible things happen to them now time sick Garrett shipowner writes in with another fun Ed in the rain warn suck update..
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"Hope the world never experiences anything as ugly as this were ever ever ever again. No, it's at the internet today. This is too much. Had I spend all my time on the on the war now time for top five takeaways. Time away. Number one. The key ingredients that lead up to World War. One were romanticism of the notion of war the rise of early twentieth. Century European nationalism patriotism, good, nationalism, bad always propaganda towards other nations. The short war theory. You know, it gonna be quick and easy. Notions of imperialism know, you'd be lucky to have our culture, the rise of multinational lines and the instability of the Balkans. Or if you want to simplify things it was a fucking Germans. Number two, June twenty eighth nineteen fourteen the assassination of Archduke an heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. Fran Ferdinand is really what kick things off in World War One number three trench warfare blows unless you like drowning in mud being covered by lifespan chewed on by rats or losing your feet to trench foot vote no on trench warfare. Now before the war came to an end with Germany's surrender on November eleventh nineteen eighteen and that is why November eleventh is Veterans Day and World War One left. The whole shit ton of veterans in his wake over sixty five million total troops fought in that war. That is such a crazy number number five. New info, Germany, not only lost the war and a lot of truth. But also a lot of German shepherds over two hundred and fifteen thousand German shepherds would fight in the great war German shepherd carrying battalions used the dogs extensively on the western front for offenses on French and British trenches one infamous unit, the seventy fifth Hon division had over three thousand. German shepherds and two thousand German storm troopers the dogs alone were credited with over four hundred casualties. I'd like Dagon eat. My fucking dog trench in Assam valley battle on June. Third nineteen seventeen the germs even Germans even fit of the dogs with masks for gas attacks in the fall of nineteen seventeen. However, French forces realized the they could just throw tainted meat into the no man's land. Between trenches and poison the dogs, they poison over a hundred thousand dollars this way in the winter of nineteen seventeen nineteen eighteen and then in the spring of nineteen eighteen to French realized they also get you down animals, and they used cats to get the dogs to bark and giveaway German positions and the one hundred and seventh putting boots division was formed three hundred French soldiers thirty five thousand tabby cats, one podcast, ho ho slide is ass off. But all of this get the fuck out of dogs with gas masks around story. Now never happened dogs are not part of that German Denver to now like that. And there was not a French. Putting boots. If there were actually though hundreds of thousands of cats put into French French is not not jokey now to counteract the rat problem, the rush she brought in for the war effort and also dogs. We're actually using the war generally century dogs and cows dogs by by all sides, prayed, jingles, bojangles are three legged one item, mortal mascot and warrior would have won the whole warm self. We would have thought it whereas tangles will want us having a century dogs would stay with one soldier or guard. And we're taught to give warning sounds as growling barking when they sense a stranger in the area or close to camp dobermans a lot. We're used as introduction by the German actually, casually dogs are trained to find wounded or dying soldiers on the battlefield to carried medical equipment to so injured soldier could treat themselves, and they they would also stay beside a dying soldier to keep them company. Oh my God. Man dogs are the fucking best. And there are some pretty adorable pictures of dogs helping ourselves we'll we'll one on the web. If you want to look at something unhappy about World War, One praise bojangles in deed. Time. Away. Holy shit World War One did it debt. Sacked didn't know if I finished that one. In tennis, big suck almost broke my damn jaw just trying to suckle those dudes fighting suck. And so many dudes suck and sixty five million muddy trench fight and dudes that's a lot to get your mouth..
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"Three-week fight against Germans Americans. Experience their first ignorant battlefield casualties with five thousand killed but they did win this battle June fifteenth Austrian troops begin an offensive along the Piazza river in Italy at. At the urging of the Germans although suffering from lack of food, horses and supplies the cross the river and established a twelve mile front. But then realized they could they cannot hold it against the now revitalize Italian army withdraw after suffering one hundred fifty thousand casualties following this Austrian soldiers in Italy began deserting mid nineteen eighteen soldiers from all sides, get fucked up by the flu. Yeah. Flu of one thousand nine hundred no joke troop losses from the flu epidemic soon exceed combat casualties, especially weakening, the hard-pressed German army the worldwide epidemic lasts for about a year killing an estimated twenty million people then vanishes strangely is is had appeared. Ain't that a bitch, man? Especially for dues in the trenches on top of all the other horrors. Now, you have the worst deadliest flew up. Prenatal shit yourself to death in an already shit field trench. July fifteenth to the seventeenth nineteen eighteen the last German offensive of the war. The the Marne Rheims offensive begins with two pronged attack around Reims France by fifty two divisions. The allies have been -ticipant in his battle in line. Wait, the German attack to the east of Reims crush that day by the French to the west of Ramsey advances blocked by the US, third infantry division, followed by successful, French and American counter attack September twelve nine hundred eighteen the first standalone attack by Americans occurs as the US. I army attacks the southernmost portion of the western front in France. The offensive is supported by an unprecedented one thousand four hundred seventy six allied aircraft used as part of a coordinated air ground attack within thirty six hours, the Americans take a hundred excuse me, take fifteen thousand prisoners captured over four hundred pieces of artillery, and the Germans withdraw the allies push the Bulgarians. And by the way, if I if I have a weird pronunciation for a artillery, some people pointed out fucking deal with it. Right. Some sometimes just west they should the allies. September. Fifteenth pushed the Bulgarians out of Serbia is French Serbian Italian troops make rapid gains advanced nearly twenty miles north from Greece and three days Bulgarian troops attending to redeploy Westford throughout the narrow cost Torino pass a relentlessly bombarded by airplanes and overall troop morale collapses, meanwhile, political turmoil strikes at home as antiwar riots, erupt and Bulgaria cities along with Russian style..
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"This ends four centuries of Ottoman Turkish empire control December fifteen nineteen seventeen Soviet Russia signs an armistice with Germany with Russia departure from the eastern front forty four German divisions. Now become available to be redeployed to the western front in time for Luton door spring offensive March third March third nine hundred eighteen breast Lidove it's Soviet Russia. Signed a tree with Germany, formerly ending his participation in the war. Harsh terms imposed by the Germans forced the Russians to yield a quarter of their prewar territory and over half of Russia's industries to the Germans March twenty first Germany's all out gamble for victory begins upon the launch of the first of a series of successive spring offensives on the western front the Saint Michel offensive named after Germany's patron Saint begins after a five hour six thousand gun artillery bombardment as sixty five divisions from the German second seventeenth eighteenth. Armies attacked the British third and fifth armies along a sixty. Mile front in the psalm at first it seems destined to succeed as the thinly stretched British fifth. Army's quickly overrunning wrecked using affective storm trooper tactics. The Germans recaptured all of the ground. They lost nine hundred sixteen during the battle disarm and press forward. However during the two week offensive the British third army manages to hold itself together, and prevents the Germans from taking heiress and key objectives of the offensive April. First nineteen eighteen British Royal Air force is founded upon the merging of the Royal flying corps and Royal Navy service. And by now, the British Abbas aviation industry has become the world leader. So no, April Fools. They really did that April twenty first Germany's red baron Manfred. Von.
"world war one" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"By shrapnel December seventh nineteen sixteen Lloyd George becomes Britain's new prime minister, his new war cabinet. Immediately begins to organize the country for quote, total war December eighteenth, nineteen sixteen president Woodrow Wilson caps off a year long effort to organize a peace conference in Europe by asking the combatants to L the pay terms. No one gives us yet. February third nineteen seventeen the United States severs diplomatic ties with Germany after you boat, sinks, the American grain ship whose tonic seven more American ships are sunk in February March is a German sink five hundred ships in just sixty days. Holy shipment. Two months. Five hundred ships over eight ships a day, February twenty fifth nineteen seventeen the Middle East newly reinforced and replenish British troops, retake, coot, Alamar and Mesopotamia from outnumbered. Turks the British continued their advance and captured Baghdad followed by Ramadi into Crete, March eight the mass protests by Russian civilians in petrograd, aka Saint Petersburg erupts into a revolution against czar. Nncholas the second and the war we covered that in that razz. Putin suck may war not going well for the Russians at all within days Russian soldiers mutiny and join the revolution against the monarchy, March fifteenth nineteen seventeen to three hundred year old Ramon of dynasty in Russia ends upon the advocation of czar nNcholas the second from the throne in his place in new demo. Democratically minded provisional government is established Great Britain France United States in Italy rushed recognize the new government and hope Russia will stay in the war maintain a huge presence on the eastern front. They do for a little bit British combat pilots on the western front suffer. A fifty percent casualty rate during bloody April nineteen seventeen as German shoot down a hundred and fifty of their fighter planes. The average life expectancy of an allied fighter pilot is now three weeks resulting from aerial dogfights and accidents now things are new the crashing lot April. Second president Woodrow Wilson appears before the US Congress and gives a speech saying the world must be made safe for democracy. Ask congress for a declaration now. No, more peace declaration of war against Germany four days after president Wilson speech. United States of America, declares war on Germany, nearly three years after the war began April nine nine hundred seventeen the British army has one of his most productive days of the war is the third army supported by Canadian and Australian troops. Love our ustralian Canadian. Anders makes rapid advances north of the Hindenburg line at RS and Vinnie on the western front, the expansive first day, cheapen and snowy weather, included, three and a half mile territorial gain and the capture of EMMY ridge by Canadians, however, similar to pass offensive the inability to capitalize on initial success. Maintain momentum against a Germany now paternity to regroup and further gains or thwarted the British suffer one hundred eighty thousand casualties during the offensive while the German suffer a hundred thousand so maybe maybe that four mile per hour tank. Maybe not fast enough to to capitalize on initial victories. April sixteenth, political agitator, Vladimir Lenin arrives back in Russia following twelve years of exile in.
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"All eligible British men between the ages of nineteen and forty I would just week by. To report report for duty, excluding men working agriculture mining or the railroads the main German and British naval fleets clash in the battle of jubilant in the North Sea on may thirty first as both sides try but failed to score decisive victory forward battlecruiser from the British Grand fleet or initially lured southward towards the German high seas fleet then completely turn around lure in the entire German fleet. Northward northward as they get near the British blast way, the German forward ships, the Germans returned fire to fleets fire furiously other. However, the Germans aware they are outgunned by the larger British fleet this engage abruptly turn away and the dead night. The Germans withdraw entirely the British do not risk pursuit and instead had home both sides claimed victory, although the German Saint fourteen of the one hundred fifty one British ships while losing eleven of ninety nine ships. The British navy retained his dominance in the North Sea. And the naval blockade of Germany continues for the war's duration. Yeah. I get any food now from these boats. Germans resumed their offensive near verdone France on June twenty second using poison FOSS foster guests at the start of the attack initially take village of flurry just two miles north of redone. But further advance southward is halted by strong. French counterattack of for done is now become a battle of attrition for both sides for months of continual, fighting with the death toll Ardy approaching five hundred thousand men it's just in this one the Larry July first British army suffers the worst single day death toll in its history as eighteen thousand eighteen hundred soldiers are killed on the first day of the battle of disarm, the losses come as thirteen attacking divisions encountered German defences that are still intact despite the seven day bombardment designed to knock them out the British also attacked in broad daylight advancing in line shoulder to shoulder only to be systematically mowed down by German machine. Gunners. The psalm offensive quickly becomes a battle of attrition as British and French troops. Make marginal gains against Germans were repeatedly failed to break through the entire front as plant. July tenth the Germans attack again for done using poison gas advanced towards fort Seville, four days later, the French counterattack and halter just back and forth back and forth. The British launch a night attack against German positions on July thirteenth along a three point five mile portion of the psalm front advancing nearly thousand yards advances halted the German's regroup. The defense is two days later, the British once again penetrate, the German line events, a high would but are then pushed back again back and forth over and over. The war has been going on now for a little over two years with no real progress being made on the western front by other side to so many deaths. Millions by the war's end ground must've just been stained red with blood August twenty seventh nineteen sixteen Romania declares war on the central powers begins an invasion of Austria, Hungary, through the Carpathian mountains. The Romanians faced little opposition initially advanced fifty miles into Transylvania. Dracula comes out of his castle and ask everyone to please keep the noise down. He appreciates the extra nex to suck. Blood out of but he can't sleep at a daytime coughing with all this jelly. Of course, not happen. Didn't happen. Italy declares war on Germany, thus expanding. The scope is again moments like that. I do wonder there's people working directly of love above. And all the hair is just some dude randomly screaming out of nowhere about Dracula and Shelley. August twenty eighth nineteen sixteen Italy declares war on Germany, expanding the scope its military activities beyond the Italian Austrian front August twenty ninth Germany's entire economies placed under the Hindenburg plan. Allowing the military to exercise dick dictator dictator Jesus Christ's dictators word dictatorial dictator, Oriel dictatorial. I think I spelled it wrong. But it didn't show up Ron dictator Oriel. I fucking Joa Diene. Honestly this word exercise dictator Oriel. Whatever Joe Joe does either I say to my ears the Hindu. Allowing the military to exercise dictator Oriel, whatever style powers. I don't know. Why that we're all of a sudden it was like, I don't know how to speak languages anymore to control the labor force munitions production food distribution most aspects, they live all matters is that the whole country's you know, being used for for war. Now wars the only focus for Germany now..
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"The end of the Russian monarchy Bulgaria enters the war on Germany side with an eye towards invading neighboring Serbia on September six thus far in the war, Austria, Hungary, has tried but failed three times conquer Serbia in retaliation for the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Now, the Austrians aided by Germany and Bulgaria planned to try again with the addition of Bulgaria Germany now has three allies in the war, including Austria, Hungary, and Turkey this alliance called the central powers due to geographical location, primarily in central Europe. The invasion of Serbia begins as Ostro German troops attacked the north on October six five days later, the Bulgarians attack from the east the outnumbered. Serbs have their poorly supplied troops stretched too thinly to defend both fronts. Bill grade than falls to the Germans and the Bulgarians capture Kumon ova severing, the country's northsouth rail line in this leaves the overwhelmed Serbian troops. No option other than to retreat westwards through the mountains into Albany. John January nineteen sixteen president Woodrow Wilson begins an effort to organize a peace conference in Europe. No one gives a shit. In west Africa, February eighteenth, the German colony of Cameroon falls to the French and British following seventeen months of fighting. This leaves only one German colony remaining in France known as German east Africa, April eighteenth, nineteen sixteen president Woodrow Wilson threatens to sever diplomatic ties between United States and Germany following the sinking of the passenger ferry Sussex by you boat in the English channel the attack marked the beginning of a new campaign around the British Isles. But in response to Wilson, you the Germans do call off the u boats. I don't know. Whether just wanted to be like, hey, guys. We're not going to trade with you. If you keep fucking killing us. Okay. All right. All right. All right now on my voice mixed up. Now fucking Chikatilo and source, and they were all in my head in the Middle East, the five months each at Couteau Amara and Mesopotamia ends thirteen thousand British and Indian soldiers now on the verge of starvation, surrendered the Turks largest ever, surrendered by the British army comes after four failed attempts by British relief troops to break through these surrounded garrison. And I yes, April twenty ninth Mark may twenty fifth nineteen sixteen the era of the all volunteer. British army ends as universal conscription now takes effect requiring.
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"Entire language and culture to suit my linguistic forever. This. May thirty first nineteen fifteen the first aerial bombing of London occurs as German zepplin kill twenty eight persons. The death balloons are back killer bomb balloons. I hate I hate regular. I can only imagine how much hate German desk. Balloons, June sixteenth, two French tenth army, launches its second attempt to seize a Vinnie ridge from the Germans and the twat this time the troops encountered intense artillery bombardment from the improve defenses at the German six army, the French achieved their initial, but then succumb to a German counterattack. It's just constant push bowl. Just they did in the first attempt Vinnie the French colostomy offensive with one hundred thousand casualties, the German suffers sixty thousand hundred thousand young men's lives lost just as one offensive. But just one of the many countries fighting this war man, the scope of this war is staggering. I grew up in a town of less than five hundred people over two hundred of my hometown's, all dead and just one battle just one side of one battle Russia. Creates a central war industries committee, July I oversee production addresses severe short. Edge of artillery, shells and rifles on the frontline Russian soldiers in the field without rifles can only get them from fellow soldiers after they are killed or wounded key matching sent into World War One without even a gun. Won't you like you love gun you like to have a weapon you kill someone kill someone with Russia hands strong Russia nuns you take little weapon. That's all you get whip. And now you want to wear when you fight for whip. And the to choose oh, they go to booms. Oh, this dabbing the gossip. You still sounds like with Jomon you sound like we'd pull you get in your Astle them. Russell John was to ground who techs gone. You fight to make Russell proud. Fucking Russian sane Africa. The German south was African colony of Namibia. I got that one. Right. Got that one. I got that word, right? Okay. Taken by the allies following eleven months of fighting between the Germans and South African Rhodesian troops loyal to the British on July ninth thirteenth on the eastern front. The next phase of the combined Ostro German offensive against the Russians begins in northern Poland with Austria Ostro Germans advancing towards Warsaw the Russian army nuggets weaker by the day due to chronic supply shortages. Yeah. Guns and declining morale. Yeah. Bet them Ralph. Oh, you'll feel you got no food. No, boots the weapons got nothing to do fights. You Mick mistake. Once again, the Russians are treats also order a total civilian evacuation. Poland both territory, I guess is the results in great hardship for the polish people as they leave their homes and head eastward clogging, the roads and hampering the move in a Russian troops. I I'm done. Multiple polls right now feel bad for these people. Warsaw taken by the German troops, August fifth that's into century of rushing and troll of the city after take four saw the Austrian Germans move onto capture several other polish cities by the end of September Russian troops were driven out of Poland back to the rigid lines from which they had begun the war in nineteen fourteen for the time being the batter. Russian army has affected been eliminated as an offensive threat on the eastern front free. And the Germans to focus more war efforts on the western front September fifth nineteen fifteen Russian czar, nNcholas the second takes personal command of the Russian army hoping to rally his faltering troops. You know, give them some giving some speeches come on guys. I know you'll sad you have no clothes yells food. You've had no sex for many months you no weapons. But just think it's Russia. You do have little dolls that you take apart to make smaller dolls, and that is something that is more than nothing fights Russia. Losses to his ours. Army from the Ostrow German offensives in Galicia. Poland. Include over one point four million casualties seven hundred thousand captured so speech doesn't have a lot of effects. You know, like listen asshole. We still don't have a Russia's also weakened economically, the loss of Poland's industrial and agricultural output got anymore. Additionally, the ongoing mass exodus of Russian troops. Billions from Poland called the great retreat. Spurs dangerous, political and social unrest in Russia, undermining the rule czar and his imperial government because if you recall from the rest, Putin sucked that World War One would bring about.
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"Lock eight on Germany prohibiting all shipping imports including food trying to starve him out poison gas used for the first time in the western front on April. Twenty second is the German fourth army attacks French positions around you prese, northern Belgium as the attacked Germans release chlorine gas from over five hundred thousand cylinders forming. A poisonous green clouds that drift towards two French African divisions is working times the temperatures not keeping these things from vaporize lacking any protection the French quickly retreat, although those creates a five mile wide gap, and allied lines Germans failed to capitalize due to a lack of reserve troops and cautious frontline troops hesitant. Two fucking storm on into the gas clouds have just built. Yeah. I get it. Why would you wanna do that British and Canadians and plug the gap? Unable to regain regain any ground taken by the Germans, the British then withdraw to the second line defense, leaving a priest and allied hands, but virtually surrounded casualties in the second battle of a pre total fifty eight thousand allies, and thirty thousand Germans, there's so many thousands of people whose dying and every single battle German u boats sinked or first American merchant ship on may first the tanker go flight in the Mediterranean Sea near Sicily may seven nineteen fifteen German u boat torpedoes, the British passenger liner, the Lucy t- can lose see Lucy. Tae NIA Lusitania think listened to you. Fuck all these words off the Irish coast Lusitania sinks in eighteen months drowning twelve hundred one persons including one hundred twenty two Americans president Woodrow Wilson, subsequently sends four diplomatic protests Germany, and by the way, I write these pronunciation guides. They're all over the notes if you look on the app all over. The notes today. But you know, what you can't read those quickly. Least I can't man. I don't even I don't even understand how newscasters they have to world news. I guess you just have to study this is more important than just goofing around and being being a jokester. If you have to get just words, right? You know, all the time for living. Complimenting the French offensive at v me British and Indian troops launched their second attack against Germans around new Chapelle in the Artois may ninth, however without sufficient artillery support to weaken, the German, frontline defences the advancing soldiers are decimated by German machine. Gun fire tack is called off the very next day after eleven thousand casualties may fifteenth nineteen fifteen British and Indian troops launch another attack against Germans in the Artois. The attack is preceded by a sixty hour continual artillery bombardment, but the troops advanced just a thousand yards while suffering sixteen thousand Cassie sixty hours of shelling two and a half days of shelling the shit out of the enemy, then throwing all these thousands of men, and he's still only make thousand yards Italy enters the war on the side of the allies by declaring war on Austria, Hungary, may twenty third nineteen fifteen the Italians then launch offensives along the four hundred mile common border between Australian Italy the better equipped our Austrians take advantage of the mountainous terrain to establish strong defensive positions all along the border, the Italian. Okay. Their attacks on the mountain passes at Trentino. There we Go Italy. I like I like how you put your words together twenty. No. And the valley of the is Andrea I can't you can't you fucking up. Get it countries Belgium with your stupid fucking words won't you pull your heads out of your assets and change your.
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"Hundred seventy two percent, valid tanks were destroyed and just four days. Six days before the end of World War One the British tank corps, only had eight tanks left total one of the enduring hallmarks of. We're one was the large scale use of chemical weapons commonly called gas. Just you know, just simply gas chemical warfare meant. Terrifying. Enemy coming for you that you cannot stab you cannot shoot you cannot bomb when the sneaks into your lungs when you can't even always smell or see before it gets in there. It's like an attacked by ghosts. Although chemical warfare caused less than one percent of the total deaths in the war. The fear factor was formidable several chemical weapons were modernized in World War. One in France. Actually was the first gas deployed tear gas and August nineteen fourteen it would just irritate the eyes. 'cause uncontrolled tearing a large doses could even cause temporary blindness make breathing difficult. But but most incomes go in like, thirty minutes or less. So not very effective is a weapon against large groups enemy soldiers. The Germans debuted chlorine gas and Belgium in April nineteen fifteen chlorine is a dynamic aspe- two and a half times denser than air pale green in color with an odor. Which was described as a mix of pineapple and pepper it can react with water in the longs to form hydrochloric acid, which destroys tissue and can quickly death or at least permanent lung tissue damage in disability at lower concentrations can cause coughing vomiting. I rotate chlorine was deadly against unprotected soldiers estimated over Levin hundred killed in its first use in Belgium, McLaren's, usefulness. Short color, an odor. Made it easy to spot says chlorine is water soluble even soldiers without gas mask and minimize. It's affected place in water. So even urine soaked rags over their mouths and noses. Absolutely. No, you're not having fun fight. And you got the P rag covering your mouth to keep you alive. Additionally, releasing the gas in the cloud pose problems as the British learn to their detriment when they attempted to use chlorine at loose and the wind shifted carried the gas back onto their own men. That's fucking that's launch a big gas attack on the enemy, and then you have the one change. Oh, take that. You gemin- scoundrels tell the Kaiser. Tell them. That's how Betty hill is most employment, please send help we've just got us. The wind being able to change is also the reasons the British stopped using kites and battle the little fellas. Kite regiment, suffered a horrible defeat when they tried sending bomb carrying kites. I'm gonna stop. Anyways. The Germans tested fos, gene. Carbonell dichloride next in December nineteen fifteen fos. Gene is a colorless gas with an odor likened to that of musty. Hey, but for the odor to be technical the concentration had to be point four parts per million several times higher than the lethal level. Foster is highly toxic due to stability to react with proteins in the alveoli of the lungs disrupting the blood air barrier leading to suffocating. So that's not fun, man. You just can't read all of a sudden fos Gina much more effective and deadly than chlorine. One drawback that was a symptoms could sometimes take up to forty eight hours to manifest so estimated that as many as eighty five percent of the ninety one thousand gas deaths in World War One result of fos, Jane or related agent, die fos, gene. Most commonly used gas war. One was mustard gas impure liquid form it's colorist but in World War One impure for us, which had a mustard color. So gave it his name irritant strong Vesic into blister forming agent it causes chemical burns on contact. Blisters oozing, yellow fluid. That's fun. Initial exposure is symptomless by.
"world war one" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Depleted. Armies, Pershing handed the three hundred sixty ninth over to assist them. Seeing the shoddy equipment given to America's black troops. The French re-kitted the helicopters with French rifles, helmets belts, gas masks, canteens was wine. They also beefed up to three hundred sixty nine military training and trench construction machine gun operation construction used grenades preparations for gas attack. What a bad asked you to name, by the way, the hell fighters. That's that's a name. You can be proud of. You know, like how much would suck if your buddies during the war and wrote you told you how they doing the hell fighters, and then you sign up, and and you get stuck in like the little fellas what division are you in the loop villas or like or like the Dingle berries? Maybe like the squirrel nipples. Everybody just pulled in the devils. Fist brigade. Who'd you get signed to. I'm gonna be fighting with the squirrel nipples working with squirrel. Squirrel novels. That's terrible name who gave up with that. I know rocky not me kid at least call you Satan? Screw nipples. I know. I don't even think this better really pipleine would right. We were all in the dugout when the shells were dropping all around trench students. We came out of our dugout. I could smell gas. I looked around me. And I seen that they had all that they all had their gas masks on every step. We took show would land somewhere. New the trench. He wanted to describe how mortar shells caved in parts of the trench forcing them to quote fall on their bellies and crawl like worms to the muck. He wrote about poisonous gas clouds pushed on them by the Germans, they could be so thick. He wrote that it all looked blue. The Germans put so much gas in one place, and it was so thick that it looked like fog when the artillery opened up. He wrote you'd have thought the world was coming to an end to see those shells bursting in the night, the gas dust and smoke was terrible men lane. All over wounded and dead. Some being carried we wished we could help the wounded. But we couldn't we'd leave them there and keep advancing ducking from shell hole to shell hole. All day. Oh my God. Man does hearing people in literally in their fucking deathrattles agony. You're just marching pass them knowing that you might be next at any second and just doing that hour after hour poison gas all around you, the constant explosion of shells. It's fucking hell. Fuck it hell on earth. Yeah. I mean, I mean, and so many men follow like Pippin fought in those trenches for years, you know, that four hundred seventy five miles seven hundred sixty five kilometers trenches. That's just in the western front alone. Life in the trenches. You know, nightmarish man, heavy rainfall would flood the trenches create impassable, muddy conditions, the mud not only made it difficult to give one place to another. Dell's had more dire consequences many times soldiers became trapped in thick deep mud and unable to free themselves. They would just literally drowned to death in the mud the pervading precipitation. Created other difficulties trench walls would collapse rifles jam soldiers would fall victims that much dreaded trench foot a condition. Similar to frostbite trench foot develops as a result of men being forced to stand water for several hours.
"world war one" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"And more. Introducing World War One. Let's first talk about trench warfare, some nasty shit kind of the defining type of combat for World War One trench warfare. Born during the first battle of Marne in early September, nineteen fourteen this battle also introduced the concept of automotive transport into war. We just talked about that when roughly three thousand infantrymen were transported. I e driven into battle from Paris to be those six hundred taxis. Just Yuban just Uber and right on right on into war. The Marne is less. One hundred sixty kilometer, let's one hundred miles northeast of Paris. The Germans had just made it within thirty miles or forty kilometers from Paris. Just prior to this battle when French army the French army joined by the British expeditionary force began to push them back Heller, a French leaders soon realized that they push back too hard towards Germany following their strategy plan seventeen. The Germans could mobilize around the push right on through the German army, and then in Germany could, you know, sneak back towards Perez, and then surround them cutting off from behind also German leaders realize that if they push too quickly to France following their sleep and plan. There is the possibility of French and British forces kinda the same thing to them come into the middle of the ranks know, separating advancing armies from you know, from supply trains, cutting them off. So so both sides decided kind of change up their strategies, as the Germans retreated, the French and British did nearly encircle them. But the Germans were able to make a north of the sine river, they dug defensive trenches to prevent the British and French from pushing them back into Belgium and it worked, and I'm not sure about the presentation that river, I looked up. Most is worse. But there was a fucking. Words this week. Many fucking countries. But it's AS is as as knee as knee river, AS any. Few pronunciation sticklers, however, the British and then the and then the French, okay? So the push him. Sorry. So the get notices river they and they start digging defensive trenches to prevent the British and France, you know, from pushing them back into Belgium, and it works it saves. Her armies, however, then the British and the French they dig trenches to prevent the Germans from pushing further back towards Perez at a later date. Now, they have this fucked up stalemate that would just last for years forward. Moving strategies such as head on infantry attacks were no longer -ffective or feasible against modern weaponry weaponry, like these machine gun nests, and he's trenches and heavy artillery and before the trenches over two hundred and fifty thousand soldiers on east side with die in less than a week of fighting and this little conflict here this battle, holy Shipman. Half a million men dead less than a week mostly from artillery, fire early trenches were little more than FOX holes or ditches intended to provide a measure protection during short battles. But then as the stalemate continued became obvious in a more elaborate system was needed. And in the first major trench. Lines were completed in November nineteen fourteen by the end of the year of that year. They stretched four hundred seventy five miles almost five hundred miles worth of gigantic war ditches starting at the North Sea running through Belgium and northern France ended in the Swiss frontier, although the specific instruction of transfers determined by local terrain most rebuilt, according to the same basic design the front wall of the trench known as the parapet average ten feet high lying with sandbags from top to bottom. The parapet also feature two or three feet of sandbags stacked above round level these provided protection, but also secure two soldiers view allege known as the fire step was built into the lower part of the ditch. A lot of solar to step up and see over the top usually through people between sandbags when he's ready to fires weapon. Periscopes and mirrors were also used to see above the sandbags the rear wall of the trench known as the Pardo's. Choose me part us was lying the sandbags as well protecting against a rear assault because concert shelling and frequent rainfall could. The trench walls to collapse they were reinforced with sandbags logs branches wherever they could find think of all the work that went into that just dig in and cutting and stacking and hall while you're being attacked by the enemy trenches were dug in a zigzag pattern..
"world war one" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"And then I can grab mother Russia, but who Soghi babushka bliss rip out from beneath his feats who's my powerful by thefts. I will military breasts Oli weaklings in Scandinavia, I was just blatant. Arnold Schwarzenegger at that point that had nothing to do with in August twentieth. Germany, Germany German troops, occupy unfounded, brussels-capital Belgium, following this the the main German armies continue westward invade France. According to their master strategy that whole sh sh Lifan plan which called for a giant counterclockwise movement of German armies, wheeling into France swallowing up Paris than attacking the rear of the French armies concentrated in the hostile rent, Lauren area under the overall command of Helmuth von Moltke chief of the German general staff, the German seek to achieve victory over France within six weeks right that whole forty two days than folks undefeated in Russia in the east before. Russia's six million, man. Army the world's largest can fully mobilize Japan, declares war on Germany August. Twenty third nineteen fourteen the Japanese then prepare to assist British and expelling the Germans from the far east German possessions in the South Pacific included, naval based on the coast, China part of NEW GUINEA, Samoa, Caroline, Marshall and Mariana Islands. Japan would start the war with the army of roughly eight hundred thousand soldiers and mobilise all of them by nineteen eighteen on the eastern front German troops in East Prussia under the command of Paul von Hindenburg and Erich Ludolf opposed the Russian second army this an August, August twenty six nineteen fourteen aided by aerial reconnaissance and interception of uncoded Russian radio messages. The Germans effectively reposition their troops to counter the initial Russian advance. And what becomes known as the battle of tannenberg five days later after surrounding the Russians the battle ends with German victory and the capture of a hundred and twenty five thousand Russians following the success. The Germans drive the Russians out of these Prussia with heavy casualties German possession. In the far east or attacked as New Zealand troops occupied German Samoa three days later Japanese forces land on the coast, China, preparing to attack the German naval base naval base at Shing tau. A of the Japanese beginning occupation of the Caroline Marshall and Mary on islands September fifth nineteen fourteen the treaty of London signed by Great Britain, France and the Russian empire. Officially now. Linking them the major European allied powers on the western front. Peres is saved as French and British troops, disrupt asleep and plan by launching a major counter-offensive against invading. German armies to eat the to the east of Paris six hundred taxi caps from the city helped move French troops to the front lines aided by French aerial reconnaissance, which reveals a gap that is developed in the center of the whole German advance, the French and British exploit this week does impress their advantage. The Germans then beginning strategic withdrawal toward the allies. Toward northward is allies pursue each aid repeatedly tries to outmaneuver the other heynen tactical advantage as they move northward. We'll because known as the race to. The C pretty cool man that they're using you know, modern modern cars now in planes, and before we go further with dates and battles. Let's take. Let's talk a bit about how World War was fought. You know, like what kind of weapons what kind of warfare right after a quick word from from a sponsor time. Suck is brought to you today by hymns. Do you know about hymns guys fighting back and world, we're one they didn't get us. Sweet man lotions, they didn't get bona Roosters, and some some some hair products, some hair hope but dudes do now sixty six percent of men lose their hair by age thirty five I'm forty one. I still haven't so second wait now. Wait hut. Stay with me. That's not supposed to go. No, thankfully,.
"world war one" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Advance continues on August, sixth the Austria Hungarian empire officially declares war in Russia in accordance with their lines. With Germany also on the six French and British troops, invaded German colony of Togo in west Africa spread to another continent now twenty days later, German governor their surrenders on August. Seventh nineteen sixteen the first British troops laid in France, the one hundred and twenty thousand highly trained members of the regular British army from the British expeditionary force b e f commanded by field marshal, John French. And before we go any further time if you're thinking holy shit. That's a lot of dudes hundred and twenty. Thousand. Yeah. Me too. So let me let me take a second toss. More numbers your way to give you an idea of the true size of the military's of each of the major players here. The start of the war. Here are the total numbers of the combined. Standing reserve soldiers for each of World War One major European combatants. As of August, nineteen fourteen in order of most to least so Russia has almost six million soldiers five million nine hundred seventy one thousands. It's hard to war. My cat, although to be fair the overwhelming majority of these soldiers, not highly trained by the war's end, roughly twelve million soldiers will have fought for Russia. Germany starts with four and a half million soldiers by the end love mobilized eleven million France opens up with over four million it'll suit up eight and a half by nine thousand eighteen Austro-Hungarian empire. Four and a half million troops to start finish the war with almost eight million young men sent into battle Italy has just over one and a quarter million to begin the war. It'll end with five and a half million fighting Britain has just under a million troops nineteen fourteen. We'll have sent just under nine. Million tither fight or defend by nine hundred eighteen various other nations, Romania Serbia, Greece. Bulgaria Montenegro, Turkey, etc. Will start with anywhere from around fifty thousand to three thousand troops and with anywhere from fifty thousand to nearly three million Poland zero troops. Fuck. This is awkward. Poland has zero troops to beginning and end of the war because this time not trying to be a dick, but not not a real country on a real country that time the war would produce somewhere around sixty five million total veterans, including those who are ruined or would give their life for the country. And and as the word gets going. It's important note that alliances would continue to shift directly before the war of the two major sides of the triple entente, France Britain and Russia and the triple lines of Germany the Austro-Hungarian empire in Italy. Once the war begins to sides, become known as the allied and central powers, Italy will actually ended up bailing on Germany and Austria, Hungary, and join the allies there's more ships and now back to August seventh. So okay. So August seven nine thousand fourteen to French desire to score a quick victory ignites, the first major French German action of the war the French army invades, Alison Lauren, according to their master strategy knows plan seventeen. However, the French offensive is met by effective German counter attacks using heavy artillery, machine guns. And French suffer heavy casualties, including twenty seven thousand soldiers killed in a single day. The worst one day death toll in the history of the French army, the French then fall back towards Paris amid three hundred thousand total casualties man twenty five thousand in a single day and this before tanks into the war this before planes entered the war. This is artillery fire riflefire hand to hand combat trench warfare. Not even begun. Not quite yet. Great Britain and France declared war on Austria, Hungary, and August twelfth Serbia is invaded by Austria, Hungary. Russia invades Germany, August seventeenth attack into East Prussia forcing the outnumber Germans there to fall back. This marks the advent of the eastern front in Europe in which Russia will oppose Germany and Austria, Hungary, man location location location. So important both real estate and in war being STAN witch in between Russia and the major powers of western Europe would bite Germany in the ass and both world wars. Russia, for example. You know, it can fight a war in Europe on only one front Germany, obviously due to central European location. Could not do that. But they didn't care bring youth. Ross job bring. It's west of Europe contact you all like in deadly all of western Europe..
"world war one" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Who was friends Ferdinand while he was a fifty year old nephew bone. Luke, duke. No, I don't leave me. He was he was a fifty year old nephew of Austro-Hungarian emperor. Franz Joseph a member of the hospital dynasty, one of the most influential families year of one of those one of those old money families that conspiracy theorists like David I can Alex Jones. Let's talk about he was the presumptive heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. An inspector general of the Ostrow on Gary and army and in the capacity of that last position he agreed to attend to military exercises in June of nineteen fourteen in Bosnia Hercegovina, remember Austria, Hungary, had just annexed these provinces a few years earlier against the wishes of neighboring Serbia which likewise cover coveted them one of them as well. And Ferdinand hated the Serbs forget believe the Serbs to be quote. Pigs thieves murderers and scoundrel so Pata fan not a fan. He lets Yankees. They're the Red Sox yet. He he had opposed annexation of Serbia out of fear that it would make an already turbulent political situation even worse than if his uncle had listened to him. He probably lived longer. A formerly controlled by the Ottoman empire, Bosnia Herzegovina its population was roughly forty percent Serb thirty percent Muslim and twenty percent quote with various other ethnicities making up the remainder and upon learning of Ferdinand's upcoming visit the young Bosnians a secret revolutionary society of Serbian peasant students wanting to liberate liberate Bosnia Herzegovina from Austria, Hungarian control begin plotting to assassinate him and house there not a band called the young Bosnians, by the way, that's fucking dope. Name. They could open up for France Ferdinand, both solid band names in may. And I know that France Fernandez's, man. That's what I said. And may get Rillo Princip Princip and fellow revolutionaries traveled to Serbia the Serbian capital of Belgrade where they received six hand held bombs four semiautomatic pistols cyanide suicide capsules for members of the so called black hand the great day. That's a great band named the black hand terrorist group with close ties to the Serbian army after practicing with their pistols at three. Amen journey back to Bosnia Herzegovina receiving help from black hand associates to smolder weapons across the border to this day remains unclear whether or not the Serbian government actually participated in this game in late June Ferdinand attended two days of military exercises outside Sarajevo the morning of June twenty eighth nineteen fourteen friends and his wife, Sophie boarded the train for the ride industry. Evo? The couple got into an open top car for a motorcade little ride to city hall. The car in front of them was supposed to carry six specially trained officers, but instead only had one plus a three local policemen. Meanwhile, seven young Bosnians fanned out along the apple Klay, a main avenue in Sarajevo running parallel to miata river when the motorcade passed by its route having been published in advance and associate of prince up. New Delco chubby Novick curl his bomb or hurl curled curled. His bump hurled his bomb at the car carrying the Archduke only to watch it bounce off the folded up roof rolling Neath wrong vehicle. Whoops. A so exploded substrate explosion wounded two army officers several bystanders, but left Ferdinand Sophie, essentially, unharmed, and instead of maybe call it off Ferdinez like now, we're gonna continue continue the plan to Venice city hall just a bomb. Nobody nobody deal. Just some Daytona bother me in order to dissuade any other bomb throwers the motorcade zip down the apple quit high speeds of but then they made a mistake. They the first three cars turned onto a side street. Right. Where prince up happened to be standing bad luck as the cars attempted to reverse back onto the apple Klay print ship whipped out his pistol fire two shots. He's barely good shot at the Archduke from point blank range. Pierced him in the neck and also striking Sophie in the abdomen. Sophie, Sophie, don't die..
"world war one" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"The most powerful weapons will now imagine that same mentality but spread out amongst numerous European nations with borders, actually touching one another instead of being across the world and with centuries old histories of fighting one another another ingredient of World War one's origin was the romanticism of the idea of war. The major powers of Europe had gone through contemptuously, you know, long period of peace leading up to World War One in the Balkan wars directly preceding it which began in nineteen twelve two years prior. We look at major timeline of European war. There's a forty. Plus your period of peace prior to the Balkan wars while colonial powers had fought. In other words around the globe. There hadn't been a major European war on European soil since eighteen seventy one the end of the Franco, Prussian war. Not a Franco Prussian will was fought on the heels of the austral Prussian war of eighteen sixty six when Germanic state of Prussia unified numerous German states into a new and powerful European empire. Led largely by Prussian general and soon to be German Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, auto von, Bismarck, and Bismarck, knew that a good way to further unify the the new empire of various German states was to stoke animosity towards a long-term rival, France. And then when a Prussian prince was offered the throne of Spain, France protested being surrounded by the Prussians and declared war and twenty-six various states of German empire unified to defend themselves against France. And the war lasted less than a year and was really just over in a few months as far as major battles, the Germany began a siege of Paris, two months after the war began, and then Paris just kind of Hawn. For while endured months of famine before eventually conceding victory to the Germans. And in the end France conceded, the empire to the now unified German empire and also conceded to pain the Germans in indemnity of financial compensation for having caused the war. And then there was peace at least as far as major conflicts fought on European soil for decades. And as we learn over and over and over we meet sacs have very short memories. What's that quote by Georgia Santa Santana at nine hundred twentieth century Spanish philosopher and poet those who failed to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. So fucking true over and over and over same patterns reemerge. Like, I know for me cheese starts. Well, cheese begins. Great and then end in a violent internal salt on my non lactate, enzyme processing digestive system. And then as I sit sweaty and angry and a hotel or airport bathroom stall. I tell myself that fuck cheese. Fuck milk book. Milkshakes freydl SaaS f- come chatter. Yeah. Damage delicious cream, then after a few weeks. I forget all about my defeat in the bathroom. And I only remember the sweet sweet taste cheese. And I punish myself all over again. Well, that's kind of what happened in Europe. You know, they remembered the the sweet taste of easy victories. And they forgot about all the painful defeats and the real cost of war. The young men and women growing up in the last decades of nineteenth century in the beginning of the twentieth century hadn't tasted war in their lifetimes in Europe, and the and the idealized it their leaders were children. When the when the last war hit their lands to the second generation removed from the Franco Prussian war began to romanticize battle as an important test of manhood rite of passage that their parents had missed on because their parents were cowards. You know, they didn't want to miss out on they thought of wars is a way to demonstrate the strength of your nation, and the superiority of your culture. Government officials.