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Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 7:57 a.m. PST

100 years ago today the US declared war on Germany. During WWI … but as we see, "the War to end all Wars" … was just the beginning.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 9:13 a.m. PST

The Yanks are coming, so look out, dastardly Huns, and especially YOU, Mademoiselle from Armentieres!

Rubber Suit Theatre06 Apr 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

Whenever anyone cites one of the US presidents from the past decade or so as "the worst in US history", I immediately and involuntarily think "nope – still Wilson."

Winston Smith06 Apr 2017 10:38 a.m. PST

Yup. Wilson. There has never been a more racist president, and that includes Andy Jackson.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

hes a nice article on mr. wilsons war


COL Scott ret06 Apr 2017 11:14 a.m. PST

I am just glad that it was the war that ended all wars. wink

And yes regardless of party it is hard to beat WW as the worst U.S. President.

dualer06 Apr 2017 1:56 p.m. PST

Better late than never (x2) !

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

Better late than never (x2) !

A bit ungracious. The US entry (rather than their military achievements) certainly added to falling German morale & ultimate surrender.

I don't think enough credit for wining the war is given to the RN blockade or to the largely Canadian & ANZAC offensives in 1918.

BTW interesting to note that the Spanish flu may have originated in the US (in Kansas, evidently) & the arrival of US troops in Europe was a large part of the spread of the first wave. Inadvertent "germ warfare" of course.

Ceterman06 Apr 2017 5:07 p.m. PST

And War on itself exactly 100 years later. But what amazes me is that Mr. Smith seems to have been alive for hundreds of years & known many, many US presidents. I wonder if he knows the one there now…

willlucv07 Apr 2017 8:56 a.m. PST

Thank goodness they did. On a related note I watched a recent episode of Timewatch The last day of World War One that suggested that some Americans wanted to push the Germans all the way back to Berlin, on the basis that an negotiated cessation of hostilities would not be respected.

How prescient was that?

kustenjaeger08 Apr 2017 2:48 a.m. PST


"I don't think enough credit for wining the war is given to the RN blockade or to the largely Canadian & ANZAC offensives in 1918."

I think you could use the term 'spearheaded' for the use of the Canadians and ANZAC but the offensives of the 100 days were conducted by a much larger range of divisions – and not to forget the French.



Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 1:39 p.m. PST

The local PBS stations has a 3 day series about the US in WWI. The last episode is tonight, 21:00 hrs/9:00 PM. EST …
Didn't get to see it all but what I saw was pretty good.

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