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The Clown Prince Writes (New York Times, 1918)

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I found this old brown newspaper clipping, from a small stack on New York Times cut outs, going all the way up to 1932, when FDR was only “President-elect.”

Undated, but America didn’t join the fighting in France until May, 1918 and in 5 1/2 months 50,000 had died before the Armistice November 11.

NYT credited “Stars and Stripes” with the original story.

On the run, somewhere in France, Everywhere in France, All the time.

Dear Papa—-I am writing on der run as der ...

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Movie Review: “They Shall Not Grow Old”

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Below is Bookworm Room‘s latest review, about the acclaimed World War I British documentary film, “They Shall Not Grow Old” directed and produced by Peter Jackson.  Jackson directed the “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy.

Presented by Fandom Events and Warner Bros., “They Shall Not Grow Old” had only two play dates with a total of four showings i.e., December 17th and December 27th. According to PR Newswire, the movie was a box office success ...

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America’s deadliest battle: World War I’s Meuse-Argonne Offensive 100 years later

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Fox News

A century ago Wednesday, the first shots were fired in one of the most important American military engagements ever — and the deadliest battle in U.S. history.

World War I’s Meuse-Argonne Offensive, which involved more than a million American soldiers and claimed the lives of 26,277, was launched in northern France on Sept. 26, 1918 to push the German army out of the country and reclaim a rail network vital to supplying enemy troops. The fight lasted ...

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