WWI parade . . .
A bunch of local boys heading "Over There".
It was billed as "The war to end all wars.", but those that made it back home would live to see their own sons head off to fight the same countries over the same territories in Europe that they did a few decades earlier.
PBS is starting a series on WWI Monday, April 10.
It should be worth a look.
Everyone looks thin.
They're thin because they worked hard, ate well and slept all night. Fast food joints, TV and power car windows hadn't arrived yet.
I saw an auction for WWI officers breeches on eBay. The size was 24w x 21l. The pants could be short with boots, leggings or puttys, but a 25" waist? Who fought this war? Children?
Even in WWII the avg. US soldier was 5ft 7in and 135 lbs. At 6ft4in, 220lbs, I have given up looking for uniforms to fit me for parades. Reproductions only, I'm afraid.
You are just looking for the wrong "uniforms"
Burger is that you back in the day??
That's Burger's current picture.
Last year I saw a video showing a crew of guys at a sawmill carrying railroad ties. It was in the mid-twenties if I remember correctly. Not one of them was wearing a spare tire.
I wear a spare tire, but I dont carry railroad ties either!
It seems like back in those days only rich people were fat. Henry is right, they worked hard and didn't eat s**t
Doug , its not a full size spare. Its more like the 40 mph spare!
Picture is quite possibly Wildwood, NJ, but I can't figure out exactly where. Unlikely any of those buildings survive.
My "six-pack" is hidden behind a "pony-keg".
100 years ago today, on April 6, 1917, is the date America entered WWI. Dale W. provides a link above to see the PBS trailer.