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100th Anniversary of WW1
Posted 1/17/14

puellapeanut wrote:

This year, 2014 marks the 100th Anniversary of WW1; 28 July 1914 - 11 November 1918. It has (will have been) 100 years since the First World War.



It was one of the world's deadliest conflicts, and took the lives of millions globally. Numbers vary from between 15 - 20 million, to 37 million. Following WW1, the world again was hit with problems such as the Spanish Flu Influenza and the Russian Revolution which killed millions again. Later on, unresolved conflicts from this war turned into WW2.

This thread is for anything involving WW1. The war, countries involved, opposing sides, warfare, weaponry, people, stories, books, movies...etc. etc.

From past forum threads, I have noticed there are quite a number of people on here interested in history. This is a good way to share information, and to make people more aware.

Please, no arguments. This might be a thread about war, but it doesn't have to evolve into one.

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. - George Santayana





Thinking back to this war (any war) just makes me sad and angry. War should never happen. It's sad thinking a young man couldn't live past 20, start a family, or have a chance to reflect back on his life when he is 65. The idiots and politicians who start war should be the ones on the front lines. It sure is easy to SEND soldiers in while you sit back in your armchair and plan out the battles.

Posted 1/17/14 , edited 1/17/14

4lperen wrote:

Celebrate? Are you kidding me? Happy 100th anniversary of mass murders, deaths, rapes and total destruction, or what? This ain't' no Christmas friends... no need to celebrate the shame of humankind. This kind of threads shouldn't be brought up here on CR, since it can be pretty sensitive and rash. (in my opinion)


Usually I don't get involved in things like this on a forum but can your post be anymore ignorant? You should've reread this post ten times no hundred times because you clearly don't understand the meaning of it at all. This thread isn't a CELEBRATION. It is actually meant for people like YOU who would rather push the bitter memory out of their minds and forget it ever happened. Forgetting what stupid decisions the human race made, how countless lives were lost for nothing but for a world power to declare themselves a 'winner', and not appreciating the sacrifice millions of humans made so the war would end. This is a thread (anniversary) to honor their memories and say thank you for their sacrifices. Also, the anniversary is to look back at the stupidity of humanity and hopefully not make the same mistakes again. So yes, please 'push' it out of your mind and act like the war and lives of these people didn't exist. That is a very positive thing to do, congrats.

Edit: please disregard all of the above. I just read on down and you said you only posted that to the ignorant people who were posting about the war in a joking manner. My apologies, I misunderstood you.
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Trench warfare seemed really productive. Two sides faced each other like sitting ducks while shooting one another. Suicide missions to infiltrate the trench line. Corpse fed rats, unrecognizable because they had been blown to bits. Oh, and hiding in a giant ditch totally saved soldiers from mustard gas. I can't wait to do this again. 100th anniversary of WWII, celebrate the day America was too lazy and dropped two bombs on Japan.
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No problem

..though you made me look like a bad person T^T
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Unfortunate that people entered the war imagining that they will be back before Christmas.
Never before have I witnessed by visiting the graveyards that only account for 40% of the actual deaths, the world forever changed. I am firm believer that life is scared but nor do I believe war can be prevented and human nature to kill to survive will ever cease.

But I think that we shouldn't be thankful for renovations and advancement in technology World War 1 caused, in fact the sacrifice is far more important, for those who were 'Lions led by donkeys' 'lest we forget'
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Posted 1/18/14

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Trench warfare seemed really productive. Two sides faced each other like sitting ducks while shooting one another. Suicide missions to infiltrate the trench line. Corpse fed rats, unrecognizable because they had been blown to bits. Oh, and hiding in a giant ditch totally saved soldiers from mustard gas. I can't wait to do this again. 100th anniversary of WWII, celebrate the day America was too lazy and dropped two bombs on Japan.


Nothing like ignorance to make one's day. The reason for the bombs was simple. Like your mind. America was using an island hopping campaign to make bases close enough to invade Japan. During these battles we discovered what to us was an unnacceptable horror. The Americans were introduced first hand to what they then called Harikari better known as Seppuku.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seppuku

So you can read up on it. During the campaign, over 150,000 civilians committed Seppuku. Men, women, and children. We wondered WHY?!?! Furthermore we wondered, Dear God, what will happen if we invade mainland Japan? Millions killing themselves?

A thing more and more of us Americans we are begining to despise, is this " Murica, land of the fat, stupid and lazy." If all of your countries are so damned fantastic, why do so few try and enter yours? If all of your countries are so smart, in shape, and hard workers, why don't you all take a more leading role in global activities? All we hear over here is, America send money. America send troops.
Posted 1/18/14

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FlyinDumpling wrote:

Trench warfare seemed really productive. Two sides faced each other like sitting ducks while shooting one another. Suicide missions to infiltrate the trench line. Corpse fed rats, unrecognizable because they had been blown to bits. Oh, and hiding in a giant ditch totally saved soldiers from mustard gas. I can't wait to do this again. 100th anniversary of WWII, celebrate the day America was too lazy and dropped two bombs on Japan.


Nothing like ignorance to make one's day. The reason for the bombs was simple. Like your mind. America was using an island hopping campaign to make bases close enough to invade Japan. During these battles we discovered what to us was an unnacceptable horror. The Americans were introduced first hand to what they then called Harikari better known as Seppuku.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seppuku

So you can read up on it. During the campaign, over 150,000 civilians committed Seppuku. Men, women, and children. We wondered WHY?!?! Furthermore we wondered, Dear God, what will happen if we invade mainland Japan? Millions killing themselves?

A thing more and more of us Americans we are begining to despise, is this " Murica, land of the fat, stupid and lazy." If all of your countries are so damned fantastic, why do so few try and enter yours? If all of your countries are so smart, in shape, and hard workers, why don't you all take a more leading role in global activities? All we hear over here is, America send money. America send troops.


Thank you. Some people are utterly idiotic, and misinformed. But please don't continue since this is a thread about WW1.
Posted 1/18/14

FlyinDumpling wrote:

Trench warfare seemed really productive. Two sides faced each other like sitting ducks while shooting one another. Suicide missions to infiltrate the trench line. Corpse fed rats, unrecognizable because they had been blown to bits. Oh, and hiding in a giant ditch totally saved soldiers from mustard gas. I can't wait to do this again. 100th anniversary of WWII, celebrate the day America was too lazy and dropped two bombs on Japan.


Someone needs to read up on WW2, The Pacific War, how Russia declared war on Japan, how Japan's pride ruined them, Japanese war crimes, and Japan in general during that time. Don't be so lazy and do some actual research next time before stating such a stupid and ignorant comment.

I would go on, but this is a thread about WW1. Not WW2.
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The tale of humanity will never come to a close, for the struggle of survival is a war without end, and war – war never changes.
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Posted 1/18/14

taarakian wrote:

Nothing like ignorance to make one's day. The reason for the bombs was simple. Like your mind. America was using an island hopping campaign to make bases close enough to invade Japan. During these battles we discovered what to us was an unnacceptable horror. The Americans were introduced first hand to what they then called Harikari better known as Seppuku.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seppuku

So you can read up on it. During the campaign, over 150,000 civilians committed Seppuku. Men, women, and children. We wondered WHY?!?! Furthermore we wondered, Dear God, what will happen if we invade mainland Japan? Millions killing themselves?
Pretty simple alright. Millions will kill themselves? Only one way to solve that problem, let's kill them for them

puellapeanut wrote:

Thank you. Some people are utterly idiotic, and misinformed. But please don't continue since this is a thread about WW1.
Don't write about WWII, but let me talk about it again just to let her know that I don't like her comment

Saying you don't want this forum to turn into a flame war but is the first person to reply like a bitch. Someone needs to read the OP again
Posted 1/18/14 , edited 1/18/14

FlyinDumpling wrote:


taarakian wrote:

Nothing like ignorance to make one's day. The reason for the bombs was simple. Like your mind. America was using an island hopping campaign to make bases close enough to invade Japan. During these battles we discovered what to us was an unnacceptable horror. The Americans were introduced first hand to what they then called Harikari better known as Seppuku.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seppuku

So you can read up on it. During the campaign, over 150,000 civilians committed Seppuku. Men, women, and children. We wondered WHY?!?! Furthermore we wondered, Dear God, what will happen if we invade mainland Japan? Millions killing themselves?
Pretty simple alright. Millions will kill themselves? Only one way to solve that problem, let's kill them for them

puellapeanut wrote:

Thank you. Some people are utterly idiotic, and misinformed. But please don't continue since this is a thread about WW1.
Don't write about WWII, but let me talk about it again just to let her know that I don't like her comment

Saying you don't want this forum to turn into a flame war but is the first person to reply like a bitch. Someone needs to read the OP again


You're right. I was wrong to reply to you, but I'm still not continuing on the WW2 topic though your comment was really bitchy, out of place and misinformed - which made me snap back. But again - you were right about me contradicting myself, and I do apologize for that.
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An anarchist in Serbia assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Austria blamed all of Serbia and declared war. Germany was obligated by secret treaty to join Austria in any war, and also always assumed that if war broke out, they would be fighting France, so they attacked France. Then, all hell broke loose in what was called The Great War until WWII.

If it weren't for the sensationalist press raising such a stink over the Lusitania, parroting the U.K.'s propaganda that it was an unprovoked attack on a cruise ship, the US might have been able to stay out of what was really a European affair.

It was pitched to the American public as the war to end all wars, but actually solved nothing making WWII inevitable. What really ended WWI was the Spanish Flu. It killed more soldiers in 1918 than combat did.
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Hope the world never see another too.....
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Saying you don't want this forum to turn into a flame war but is the first person to reply like a bitch. Someone needs to read the OP again


Sorry you said you can't wait for the 100 anniversary of WW2 ( you were the first to bring that up ) so you could celebrate lazy Americans( you started the flame ). Then you want to call me a bitch for correcting you and your ignorance. So let's check a couple things. Stupid Americans? Why don't you enlighten us all on what country you come from? You know. The country that doesn't apparently know shit about any of the World Wars. I should just stick a nevermind in there? Stop watching Honey Boo Boo thinking that is the typical American.

Again I ask what country you come from. Seeing as yours " Rocks every other country " attitude. In WW1 America DID NOT WANT to join. And to the OP it started July 28th 1914. Try waiting a little longer before we " celebrate " that entire thing of horror. Here's a list to " enjoy " WW1

1 It is estimated that, 230 soldiers were killed every hour in a war that lasted four and a half years. Let's celebrate!
2 It is stated there were 70,000,000 men and women in uniform. Half that number or 35,000,000 were killed/captured/injured because of this war. Let's celebrate!
3 The world's worst train wreck occured in France. 600 soldiers were killed. Let's celebrate!
4 First use of Chemical Warfare. Mustard Gas. Oh wasn't that a lovely thing? Coughing your lungs up LITERALLY until you died. Let's celebrate!
5 Hitler ( who served in WW1 ) was unhappy with the treaty that ended the war leading to WW2. Let's celebrate!
6 11% of France's ENTIRE population was killed. Let's celebrate!
7 Trenches were infested with millions of rats, frogs and lice. It got so bad rats would openly attack any wounded soldier in order to feed. Let's celebrate!
8 The 100 Day Offensive. 1.85 million causualties. Let's celebrate!
9 Advances in machinery soon lent to new devastating ways to kill. The tank, machine gun, and use of aerial combat were born in this war. Let's celebrate!
10 Of the 10 WORST moments in human history, WW1 ranks number 5. It is behind the Crusades, WW2, The Holodomor, and the Black Death. Let's celebrate!

You called me a bitch. I think your entire ignorance about what WW1 was speaks for itself on WHAT you are. I can assure you bitch pales in comparison.
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