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Henry Gunther

Henry Nicholas John Gunther (June 6, 1895 – November 11, 1918) was an American soldier and likely the last soldier of any of the belligerents to be killed during World War I. He was killed at 10:59 a.m., about one minute before the Armistice was to take effect at 11:00 a.m.

 

Sorry for the pedantry, but almost for sure not the last. This just doesn't work this way. Humans aren't robots to furiously fight till 11.00 a.m. and happily relax at 11.01 a.m. There surely were skirmishes which lasted some time after the official armistice. If someone just killed your brother in arms and then appearing from the trenches one minute later, you'll likely kill the bastard: "yes, sir, my watch is a little behind..."



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Sorry for the pedantry, but almost for sure not the last. This just doesn't work this way. Humans aren't robots to furiously fight till 11.00 a.m. and happily relax at 11.01 a.m. There surely were skirmishes which lasted some time after the official armistice. If someone just killed your brother in arms and then appearing from the trenches one minute later, you'll likely kill the bastard: "yes, sir, my watch is a little behind..."

Yes, very true. Not all the active troops scattered across the world had actually heard about the Armistice on time. One American general even ordered his commanders to keep fighting beyond the Armistice, and later had to face a Congressional hearing for it. The news of the Armistice also took longer to reach East Africa, and then in Ireland and Russia, new civil wars had erupted which both involved troops from the allied powers.



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Those womens' fashion posts are fascinating, thanks Yuli.

The first interesting trend has to be the Neoclassical trend of the 1800s/early 1810s when ladies decided "What should I be today? How about a Greek nymph."


And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.


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