Posts Tagged ‘World War 1’

May 20th, 2020 - 2:17 pm § in Misc.

Titanic trivia

The two most famous ships of the Titanic story, besides Titanic herself — the SS Carpathia (which came to Titanic’s aid) and SS Californian (which didn’t) — were both sunk by German U-boats in World War 1. By then both were under other masters, and their captains on the night[...]

November 11th, 2018 - 4:08 pm § in Misc.

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

A century ago this week, the guns fell silent on the Western Front. Officially, it was called an Armistice, but in reality the Central Powers led by Germany were defeated and submitted to an ignominious surrender. In some sense, there was really only one World War, with a pause between its first and[...]