Frontier Former Editor

August 21, 2007

Hmmmmm . . . . . .

Filed under: guns, history, old times — Frontier Former Editor @ 12:26 am

                                                 


You’re The Guns of August!
by Barbara Tuchman

Though you’re interested in war, what you really want to know is what
causes war. You’re out to expose imperialism, militarism, and nationalism for what they
really are. Nevertheless, you’re always living in the past and have a hard time dealing
with what’s going on today. You’re also far more focused on Europe than anywhere else in
the world. A fitting motto for you might be “Guns do kill, but so can
diplomats.”

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6 Comments »

  1. Makes sense.

    Comment by raincoaster — August 21, 2007 @ 12:52 am

  2. You’re Adventures of Huckleberry Finn!
    by Mark Twain
    With an affinity for floating down the river, you see things in black and white. The world is strange and new to you and the more you learn about it, the less it makes sense. You probably speak with an accent and others have a hard time understanding you and an even harder time taking you seriously. Nevertheless, your adventurous spirit is admirable. You really like straw hats.

    I do have a heavy ‘suthin’ drawl, but that’s not why I’m hard to understand. Straw hats are awesome!

    Comment by The Bagel of Everything — August 21, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

  3. Ah got the worst possible accent – southern and leftover Welsh and Tidewater

    Comment by Former Frontier Editor — August 21, 2007 @ 2:58 pm

  4. I should clarify that it’s southern US.
    Are you in the states, FFE?
    WTF is Tidewater?

    Comment by The Bagel of Everything — August 21, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

  5. Virginia heah – Tidewater is the Norfolk, Va. Beach, Hampton area.

    Comment by Former Frontier Editor — August 21, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

  6. Bonsoir le nostre Ami Senor FFE

    “Make the Right Flank strong” – the last Woerter [words] of the ghastly von Schlieffen, Chief of German General Staff, before he died to face his Maker just before the 1st World War

    Solzhenitsyn’s August 1914 – brilliantly wRitten, even in Englisch translation

    I cannot think of August 1914 without the great, unendurable pain/s of :

    1. the heroic Attack by the brave but ineffectual Russians who against all expectation (yet again) saved Europe from the European Angreiffer [Aggressor] by attacking Ost-Preussen [Germanische East Prussia], even to inevitable und unAvoidable and inComprehensible defeat, for which West-Europa shewed neither Grief nor Gratitude after 1918

    und

    2. the decimation of the CONTEMPTABLy small Britisch Expeditionary Force in Northern France [“the Old Contemptibles”]

    I wonder if a young North-American can have any real comprehension of all this from the Continental & relatively protected Security of the Americas

    The Russians diverted (was it) 2 German Diversions from the German attack on Par-ee-s

    und

    der Britische Angrieff [attack] on the Marne further dislocated the German Offensive, forcing (mit some considerable Franzosische courage und help) the disruption und retreat of the German Attacking Armies

    The result was history – one damn thing after another – 1 million Britisch dead (including Canadians/Australians/White Zuid Afrikans & Indians), was it 1.5 million French dead – I do not kNow how many Russians and Germans died after August 1914

    AND of course Britain now has only 2 Soldiers still alive from the 1st World War

    I have the honour to remain your obedient but trauriger (so sadly devastated) Adler

    G Eagle

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — August 22, 2007 @ 5:13 pm


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