Thursday, December 5, 2019

Peace or War or Peace

The world was tired of war.  When WW1 came to an end in 1918, people were ready for wrapping up their countries in a tight blanket and looking inward. 


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As America recovered from the Depression, economy was up and down. Talk of war was hovering in the air, but it was "over there in Europe", it was their problem.


Newspaper headlines as Britain and France went to war with Germany 100 years ago...
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 The blanket had to be unwrapped, people were enraged. So the world had to look around, again. 


40 comments:

  1. Sadly, no to war, is not a lesson which has taken.

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  2. And now, (for now) we have hundreds of 'little' wars going on all over the world. they are bad enough, I truly hope we don't get another 'big' one.

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  3. "live in peace, or die in pieces"
    I don't recall who said that, but I'll never forget it.

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  4. My parents were just coming of age around this time. My father had saved a lot of newspaper articles and other paraphernalia of the time. This stuff is fascinating to look at and think about.

    It was such a momentous time.

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    1. It was truly a time of countries developing or being conquered. Russia was cruel in this.

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  5. I fear what this buffoon will get us into next.

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    1. Such a decision like war would take more than one person, no matter what the position.

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  6. I read recently that the US has been involved in war for 93% of its history.

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  7. Sadly there will always be wars here. The Bible was full of them.

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  8. Thanks for the post and the video. I don't remember much about the beginning but I remember my brothers joining the USNI remember very well the 1943-45 era. People prayed. Most every family had someone in Europe or the Pacific. We had family both places. I remember well the end of the war, the shouting and rejoicing like the young lady mentioning their school rejoiced when it was announced Japan had attacked the USA. I just remember the quote over and over of the Japanese Admiral saying we have awakened a sleeping giant.
    Great post, yes we all hope every war will be the last.....
    Sherry & jack

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    1. I remember that phrase as well. We have been watching Netflix "The World of War in color" and other episodes about tanks and plane. Brutal times.

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  9. I wonder if there will ever be peace. I always enjoy reading old newspapers, I find the ads interesting along with the headlines.

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    1. As I was finding war related newspapers, the ads were on the next page. It struck me about the time period, the surprise people experienced when war came to our country.

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  10. Maybe one of these days we'll learn the lessons of those wars. Maybe one of these days we'll learn how to not have wars.

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  11. Wrapping up and hiding like that will always lead to problems. Whether it's a nation or me, trying to avoid going to work...

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    1. One has to stay involved, aware. These days when it is getting colder, we stay in bed as sorta a vacation.

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  12. As humans, we seem to be possessed of a strange and immutable proclivity to kill each other, in ever more sophisticated ways it must be said. There seems to be no end to war and no desire to end war. It is a permanent feature of the human condition.

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    1. Well said. Permanent feature of the human condition, indeed.

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  13. This world will never know peace until it learns to forgive.

    God bless.

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  14. If only we can be enlightened so that there would be no more need of war. If we only realized we have more in common than differences, the resources belong to all. We wouldn't have to go to war over oil, water, food.

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    1. The "if only" are the key words. Kindness is not a common trait at all I find.

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    1. It is impossible to picture how Americans sat glued to the radio, hearing the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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  16. As much as we may want, we can't bury our heads in the sand. Whether we like it or not, what affects one, affects all.

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  17. I am so sorry I'm late visiting this post. It is wonderful and that color video was out of this world. It went nicely with the post I created, too. Japan did horrible things to China and Korea. They were the aggressors and believed in their superiority. Little did they realize we, as a diverse nation, could ever come together under one cause, but we showed both Japan and the rest of the Axis how resilient and versatile we were. Thanks for sharing this, Susan. Great lessons here.

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    1. People forget or are ignorant of the past. Those atrocities committed by the Axis are unknown by the current generation. History has been hidden in a cloud of ignorance.

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  18. So heartbreaking. Even with the passage of years. Have we learned from it? Sadly, no.

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  19. Alas, we never seem to learn.
    I pray for all of us …

    All the best Jan

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