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kleinbl00  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Color photos from WWI

necroptosis  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    "Gentlemen, I don’t know whether we are going to make history tomorrow, but at any rate we shall change geography"
necroptosis  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·  

On a more serious note thank you for linking this. I've been listening to Dan Carlins rendition of WWI and this seems like a much less rambling piece to read in companion.

kleinbl00  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The best reading I've done on WWI is a fictionalization.

Follett goes to great pains to justify his choices. From the non-fiction I've read, he takes few liberties with actual history. I recommend it wholeheartedly.

necroptosis  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fuck everything about being a grunt in WWI

ThatFanficGuy  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Holy-- Some of those craters are huge. "[Z]enith of mine warfare" indeed.