Thursday, November 11, 2010
Happy Veterans' Day!
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month...ended the First World War in 1918. That is what gave us Veterans' Day. So did the dude above Arch Duke Ferdinand. WWI is ghoulish and ghastly to reflect upon. A machine gun war with Civil war tactics. Mass wave assaults with no chance of success, poison gas, artillery shelling for days on end and trench warfare. I have read reports that some British soldiers were still assaulting German positions at 10:59 am on the last day. God help us. What a waste.