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Old 06-10-2008, 12:19 AM   #1
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June 10, 2008: Landship

World War I was someone else's business to the majority of Americans. Europe was far, far away, before TV and global communications. In order to win support, for the US getting involved, the government had to do some public relations work... here's one example.

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New York, 1917. "Landship Recruit on Union Square." The U.S.S. Recruit, a wooden battleship erected by the Navy, served as a World War I recruiting station in Union Square from 1917 to 1920.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:20 AM   #2
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:26 AM   #3
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War without TV

It's hard to imagine what it would be like to know there was a major war going on and not have constant news stories, interviews, video footage and other technology related media shoving every detail down our throats.

Though it would probably have made it a whole lot easier to recruit.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:39 AM   #4
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Landship. Candygram.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:11 AM   #5
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Life was simpler back then. Only 2 guys working, and the rest of the slackers just walking around in their derbys, watching the peasants work. GET A JOB!
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Landship. Candygram.
. . . "Oh, okay, then. . . ."

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This pic is along the lines of how I always imagined the Austrian fleet of Capt. Von Trapp.
"Man overboard! Man overboard!"
"Nein vorry--Ich be back mit zum Edelweiss Strudel in ein Hour."
"Yah, Ensign, You do Dat--und vhile at Bakery, please to check how many Osterreichmarken vor ein Alpenbilly Vedding Cake."
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:37 AM   #7
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Life was simpler back then. Only 2 guys working, and the rest of the slackers just walking around in their derbys, watching the peasants work. GET A JOB!
They are waiting to join up.
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:54 AM   #8
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A hundred years later, the US's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are still "somebody else's business to the majority of Amercans," the burden being borne directly by only a few.
And if you think "TV and global communications" help in some way, then you must get different channels than I do.
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:41 AM   #9
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:34 PM   #10
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Looks like black was in fashion that year.
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Looks like black was in fashion that year.
Especially when you consider that is actually a color photograph.
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:44 PM   #12
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A hundred years later, the US's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are still "somebody else's business to the majority of Amercans," the burden being borne directly by only a few.
And if you think "TV and global communications" help in some way, then you must get different channels than I do.
If only the dopes with the wooden battleship had failed, wars thar ARE none of our business might never have become so popular.
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:54 PM   #13
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Holy ship!! That's all fine and dandy, but what do they do when they're done building it? Hire more recruits to tear it apart?
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:22 PM   #14
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Gee Griff, it sounds like you don't support the current military deployments. LOL.
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:41 PM   #15
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Gee Griff, it sounds like you don't support the current military deployments.
Griff has only paraphrased what is well proven military doctrine. Proven even in military principles taugh 2000 years before North America was discovered. Principles that justify war include 1) the smoking gun, and 2) a well defined strategic objective. Neither existed in Nam. Neither exist in "Mission Accomplished".

A population that learned from history would - well, how few were noting these realities in 2002? How many, instead, blindly believed a president who (according to the mental midget) only talked to god and Cheney? Where is this intelligence that justifies "Mission Accomplished"?
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