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Patrick Chovanec 2h
Memorial Day this year will fall on the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Cantigny in France, the first major offensive action of US forces in World War I, and in many ways the birth by fire of the modern American army we know today.
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Patrick Chovanec 10h
May 26, 1918 - British sergeant conducting roll call of Chinese laborers using name ribbons, at their camp in Samer in northern France
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Patrick Chovanec May 25
May 25, 1918 - American narrow gauge train taking food supplies to front line US troops at Menil-la-Tour, in eastern France
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Ronny's Pizza May 24
Getting ready and making some flags for the big day tomorrow!!!
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Patrick Chovanec May 21
May 20, 1918 - British and French military policemen on patrol, wearing gas masks, in the shelled streets of Bethune, France, near the front lines on the Western Front
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Patrick Chovanec May 21
May 21, 1918 - Chicago Tribune: American flying ace Raoul Lufbery is killed, falling from his plane in midair
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Patrick Chovanec May 21
May 20, 1918 - American troops firing Hotchkiss 1914 machine gun on Germans dug in at Cantigny across "no mans land" north-east of Villers-Tournelle, in northern France
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Patrick Chovanec 1h
Replying to @prchovanec
That’s why I do the tweets and will continue after the war is over. There’s so much we’ve forgotten because we’ve never bothered to ask, but which inform our lives whether we ask or not.
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House and Heritage 10h
Off piste, I know, but the price of The Sphere was going up due to enormously increasing production costs. One Shilling! Order your copy. New regulations meant newsagents couldn't send back unsold issues. I wonder what effect this had on print sales?
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Patrick Chovanec May 25
May 25, 1918 - New York Times: Hotels to hire African-American waiters to replace white draft-age men
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Patrick Chovanec 9h
May 26, 1918 - Chinese laborers hold dragon procession and other entertainment for US and British soldiers at their work camp in Samer, northern France
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Patrick Chovanec May 23
May 23, 1918 - Crowd singing patriotic songs on the steps of New York City's Public Library, as part of Red Cross fundraising event
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Patrick Chovanec May 21
May 20, 1918 - New York Times: Baku in flames as battle rages between Russian Bolsheviks and local Muslims
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Patrick Chovanec May 19
May 19, 1918 - American and British officers consulting a map on the roadside near Watten, in northern France
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Patrick Chovanec 9h
May 26, 1918 - New York Times: British befriend Jews in Palestine, after conquering it from the Turks (and promising a Jewish homeland in the Balfour Declaration last year)
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Al Hakam May 22
Replying to @AlHakamWeekly
"...As a routine he would eat his lunch between the time-frame of ten o’clock and the Azan for Zuhr prayer, and in the evening, he would eat a meal between Maghrib prayers and before going to bed. Very rarely would he eat lunch after Zuhr..."
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Patrick Chovanec 10h
May 26, 1918 - Chicago Tribune: Work or Fight? Which would you prefer?
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Patrick Chovanec May 24
May 24, 1918 - New York Times: US food czar Herbert Hoover says world will need to rely on US food supplies when war ends
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Patrick Chovanec 10h
May 25, 1918 - Children dressed as war refugees for American Red Cross parade in Kansas City, Missouri
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Patrick Chovanec May 25
May 25, 1918 - New York Times: US shipyards are producing a steel ship a day
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