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April 29, 2017

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Entry from April 6, 2017

Today is the one hundredth anniversary of America’s declaration of war against Germany and thus of her joining the British, French and Russian empires in their tremendous struggle against the German, Austrian and Ottoman empires — a struggle known at the time as the Great War. “Great,” that is, in the sense of large, as in Great Britain or great toe — as some in Great Britain still call the big toe. It certainly was a big war. The biggest ever up until that time if you go by the numbers of combatants involved and the number of casualties they sustained. The other kind of great — as in great man or great meal — that war, more recently known as World War I, was not. Certainly not for the people involved, the scale of whose suffering and death has since become legendary. Full Entry


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