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#4189873 - 11/02/15 08:26 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thats terrible Carrick! Tell Mademoiselle Bessisers she may come and stay with me. Always thought "Elvira" was hot!


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#4189924 - 11/02/15 10:06 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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News of the World - June Edition for Intrepid Fliers:
June 1
French troops captured the trenches at Souchez, north of Arras on the Western Front.
June 2
The British Government announced a blockade of the coast of Asia Minor.
June 3
Przemysl was retaken by Austro-German forces.
San Marino declared war on Austria-Hungary.
June 4
The Third and final Battle of Krithia began at Gallipoli as the Allies attempted to push inland from their beach-heads.
June 5
The First Franco-British ministerial conference was held at Calais in order to coordinate war policy and strategy.
June 6
Zeppelin L9 bombed Hull on the east coast of England causing considerable damage.
June 7
The German airship LZ37 was destroyed in the air near Ghent in Belgium by Lieut Warneford of the Royal Naval Air Service - the first time an airship was successfully shot down by an aeroplane.
June 8
William Jennings Bryan resigned as United States Secretary of State in disagreement with President Wilson's policy towards Germany.
June 9
Italian forces captured the town of Monfalcone along the Isonzo front.
June 10
Allied forces captured Garua in the Cameroons.
June 12
German troops attacked north of Shavli and at Mosciska in Galicia.
June 13
Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos won in the Greek elections. His party of Venizelists won 193 out of 316 seats.
June 15
The Zeppelin L10 was involved in an unsuccessful bombing raid on the north-east coast of Britain.
June 16
British troops advanced in Bellewarde, a small hamlet north of Hooge and east of Ypres in Belgium.
June 17
The Russian evacuation of Lemberg began as Austrian forces pushed forward in Galicia.
June 18
The Second Battle of Artois ended in stalemate in the final Allied offensive of Spring 1915.
June 19
South African forces begun an advance on Otavifontein in German Southwest Africa.
June 20
The Royal Navy cruiser HMS Roxburgh was damaged by a torpedo from German U boat U-38.
June 21
British troops reached the Euphrates in Mesopotamia and reoccupied Aden.
June 22
Austro-Hungarian forces recaptured the city of Lemburg from the Russians.
June 23
The First Battle of Isonzo begun when Italian troops attacked the Austro-Hungarian army on the Italian Front.
June 24
Robert Lansing was appointed Secretary of State in the USA following the resignation of William Jennings Bryan earlier in the month.
June 25
The German press published an official statement addressing the German use of poison gas at the start of the Second Battle of Ypres two months earlier.
June 26
Montenegrian forces captured San Giovanni di Medua in Albania.
June 28
The Battle of Gully Ravine begun at Cape Helles on the Gallipoli peninsula between Indian and British troops and the Ottoman army.
June 29
A bill was introduced in Britain for the creation of a National Register.
June 30
The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Lightning sank after striking mines off the Kent coast of England.

(From The Great War - Unseen Archives by Robert Hamilton)


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4189928 - 11/02/15 10:12 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Warbirds Rising - October News:
October 2
The Greek Premier Eleftherlos Venlzelos asked the British and French to land troops at Salonika as soon as possible.
October 3
Germans recaptured part of Hohenzollern Redoubt on the Western Front.
October 4
The Entente Powers sent an ultimatum to Bulgaria.
October 5
Russia notified Bulgaria that diplomatic relations were at an end.
The political crisis in Greece continued to grow as King Constantine refused to support the policy of Venizelos who then resigned again.
October 6
Serbia was invaded by Germany, Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria.
King Constantine of Greece assured Britain that his country would remain neutral, but nonetheless Greek mobilization and Allied disembarkation at Salonika began.
October 7
Austro-Hungarian and German forces attacked across the Danube into Serbia.
October 8
The new Greek Government, with Alexandros Thrasivoulou Zaimis as the new Premier, confirmed their policy of armed neutrality.
October 9
Belgrade was captured by Austrian forces.
Wumbiagas, in the Cameroons, was captured by British forces.
October 10
The Greek Government rejected the Serbian plea for help against invasion.
October 11
Bulgarian forces began hostilities against Serbia.
October 12
Following a court-martial, British nurse Edith Cavell was executed by German firing squad for helping POW's escape from Belgium to Holland.
October 13
A sustained Zeppelin airship raid on London and the Eastern counties resulted in over 200 casualties.
French Foreign Minister Theophile Delcasse resigned and was temporarily succeeded by Rene Viviani.
October 14
Bulgaria joined the Central Powers, declaring war on Serbia and invading Macedonia.
October 15
Great Britain and Montenegro declared a state of war with Bulgaria.
The Romanian Government refused assistance for Serbia.
October 16
France declared war on Bulgaria.
Allied forces began a naval blockade of the Aegean coast of Bulgaria.
October 17
The British Government offered Cyprus to Greece in return for supporting Serbia against Bulgaria.
October 18
The Third Bartle of the Isonzo began between Italian and Austrian-Hungarian forces along the Soca River in western Slovenia.
October 19
Italy and Russia declared war on Bulgaria.
October 20
The Greek Government rejected Britain's offer of Cyprus.
October 21
Allied naval squadrons bombarded Dedeagatch in Bulgaria.
Bulgarian forces captured the City of Veles in Serbia.
October 22
Bulgarian forces captured the cities of Kumanovo and Uskub on the Southern Front.
October 23
The German armored cruiser Prinz Adalbert was sunk by the British submarine E8 in the Baltic.
October 24
La Courtine in Champagne was captured by French forces.
Venice was bombed by Austrian aircraft.
October 27
William Morris Hughes replaced Andrew Fisher as Prime Minister of Australia.
October 28
British battle cruiser HMS Argyll ran aground and was wrecked on Bell Rock off the east coast of Scotland.
General Sir Charles Munro took command of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.
October 29
French Premier Rene Viviani and Minister for War Alexandre Millerand both resigned.
October 30
Aristide Briand succeeded Viviani as Prime Minister of France.

(From The Great War - Unseen Archives by Robert Hamilton)


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4189930 - 11/02/15 10:18 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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AceofPengwins, you are correct. Carrick58, remember your next pilot's first name needs to start with a 'C', that way it saves confusion on my part.


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#4189989 - 11/03/15 12:43 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Finally! August Wolff had recieved his papers - he was to be posted to the front, at Bertincourt!



Shortly after take-off he crossed the Rhein, thinking brightly of the glory that awaited him in the sky.



But the 3 hour flight gave him time to think and ponder the reality that there would be other young men - French and Englishmen - up in the sky as well and intent on killing him. When he landed at Bertincourt at last, he was glad of the welcome he recieved from the other pilots - and also quite glad when the commander informed him that he was to spend a few days becoming familiar with the area before he would be ordered into battle.



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#4189992 - 11/03/15 12:58 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4189993 - 11/03/15 01:09 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Welcome to Bertincourt, my German pilot is stationed there, but he's there in July. It's sort of like a Twilight Zone thing. biggrin


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#4190001 - 11/03/15 01:58 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Welcome to Bertincourt Ace. Adalwolf is stationed there also. Watch out for the Nieuports as they show up with regularity. If you do not use labels, keep a real sharp eye and run like the devil if you see one. I have had to fight them off on three occasions of late. If this keeps up, I will have a negative score as they keep me from finishing the mission and damage my plane! Good luck. Look forward to your stories. Drinks in the mess, I hear you are buying!!


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#4190293 - 11/03/15 06:59 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Thanks everyone! I will try to be careful in the skies.


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#4190352 - 11/03/15 09:12 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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MFair: Elvira is Hot. I remember many terrible Old Horror movies I sat through just to catch her spots on the T.V.


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#4190373 - 11/03/15 09:42 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Carrick58, you've done it again. rofl The first name of your new pilot needs to start with a 'C', not the last name.


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#4190401 - 11/03/15 11:30 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Banjoman]  
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Originally Posted By: Banjoman
Carrick58, you've done it again. rofl The first name of your new pilot needs to start with a 'C', not the last name.


He can't help it Banjoman! He has Elvira on his mind. It's enough to drive any man a little bonkers.


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#4190406 - 11/03/15 11:43 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Yeah, I know. I was actually wondering the other day what happened to her, is she still alive?


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#4190488 - 11/04/15 04:03 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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#4190490 - 11/04/15 04:06 AM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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By George, he's got it. biggrin


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#4190619 - 11/04/15 02:15 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: Banjoman]  
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Yeah, I know. I was actually wondering the other day what happened to her, is she still alive?


Yep, and she is still hot at 50 something. But then at my age I have not seen an ugly women since 1995.


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#4190637 - 11/04/15 02:48 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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I used to have a life size cardboard grocery store advertising prop with image her that came out every halloween. Always put it away for the year in the loft. One year my wife 'forgot' about how carboard holds up in a moist environment and stored it in the basement..... nope...Elvira went moldy and saggy

#4190647 - 11/04/15 03:20 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Mfair, she is actually in her sixties and you are correct, she is still looking good.


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#4190792 - 11/04/15 08:55 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Journal Entry: July 7, 1915
Bertincourt

Today was absolutely horrifying, we lost two machines to engine fires during this morning's sortie. When we took off it looked like the day was going to be a beautiful day for flying, but looks can be deceiving and what promised to be a great day quickly turned into a nightmare. While we were orbiting the field gaining altitude I noticed that Friedrich and Carl's machine burst into flames. I sat there horror stricken and I helplessly watched them plunge to earth like a comet. I sat there stunned until I realized that the mission must go on and I turned and led Scwarm Zwei to the front. We arrived at the designated shoot and began circling. After about 10 minutes, I looked over and waved at Andreas and Robert, it was at that moment his machine burst into flames. I will never forget that terrified look that came over Andreas' face as he was engulfed in flames. He and Robert began that long plunge that ends in oblivion. I decided to scrub the rest of the sortie and headed home. In one sortie we lost two officers from Schwarm Eins and two officers from Schwarm Zwei and by the way, there wasn't another machine in the sky. After today's events Hauptman Schoenebeck has suspended all operations until he can get to the bottom of these engine fires.


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#4190794 - 11/04/15 08:57 PM Re: DiD Centenary Challenge [Re: CatKnight]  
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Although she may be Saggy, she is still hot.

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