Season 2, Episode 1- The Fighter PlaneIn the years before World War I, a flying machine known as the airplane thrilled the public, but it was regarded as a novelty with no practical use. But then, in 1914, the airplane, at the tender age of ten, went to war!Season 2, Episode 1- The Fighter Plane2 days ago in Historical More Like This
At first, aircraft was considered to have very little military value except for observational purposes. A spirit of sportsmanship existed between the rival pilots of France and Germany. As they would pass each other on their daily flights over the lines, they would wave a friendly greeting and sometimes take pictures of one another, which led to an unusual development.
While France was in his photographic bureau developing the photos he was taking with Germany, he saw that one of the photos showed Germany sticking his tongue out.
France was so irked he remarked, “Sacrebleu! This is outrage!”
And so, the next day, he passed by Germany again on his plane and thought, “Here I am, a pilot from France. Owing to ze fact that I have only one eye, I may lack
First AmendmentFirst Amendment Created: September 25,1789 Adopted: December 15,1791First Amendment2 days ago in Historical More Like This
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,or of the press; or the right of the people to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
This gives us the right of Free Speech, Religion, Freedom to the Press, to Assemble, and to Petition freely.
Big Bother: Day 171 (15 January 1915)It’s Day 171 of the war, and Patrick Fowler has failed his task of not getting separated from his regiment, so he’s entering the Big Bother farmhouse looking to hide from the occupying Germans.Big Bother: Day 171 (15 January 1915)2 days ago in Historical More Like This
Just then, he spies a French farmer’s wife and says, “Hi! Great to meet ya! Listen. I’ve been cut off from my regiment and lived in the forest for five months, and we’re behind German lines. Do you think you could help me?”
The farmer’s wife replies, “Well, of course. You can stay here.”
“Oh, thanks! That’s grand!” says Fowler as he takes off his hat.
Next to arrive is sixteen other housemates: a squadron of German soldiers. Poor Fowler proceeds to hide in the wardrobe.
As one soldier comes in, the farmer’s wife fibs, “Non, non, monsieur. Not in zere. We have all ze bedrooms.”
“Shut up, French peasant woman,” says the German sternly. “You’re under German rule now. Ve take vhich
Second AmendmentSecond Amendment Created: September 25,1789 Adopted: December 15, 1791Second Amendment2 days ago in Historical More Like This
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
This right gives the people the right to bear arms.