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Offline steve58

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American Camofleurs
« on: September 01, 2019, 01:53:18 PM »
Came across this image on the WOWS site and thought JudgeDredd (and others) might appreciate it.  (background info)

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.   Thomas Jefferson

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.   George Orwell

If you ever find yourself in need of a safe space then you’re probably going to have to stop calling yourself a social justice warrior. You cannot be a warrior and a pansy at the same time.   Mike Adams


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Re: American Camofleurs
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 11:29:20 PM »
You sank my battleship  ;D

An old hobby indeed, though these guys seem to have them for a more serious nature.

Thanks.
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Re: American Camofleurs
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 06:48:41 AM »
Think this was taken at the Naval War College in Newport.
Fletcher Pratt's old miniatures were donated to the naval Academy and used to be kept in a set of drawers at the rear of Bancroft Hall.  Don't know of their fate at this point.
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Re: American Camofleurs
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 08:02:05 AM »
That is amazing.  Anyone know the year of the photo?

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Re: American Camofleurs
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2019, 08:07:07 AM »
Caption on photo was American Camofleurs, c. 1918
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.   Thomas Jefferson

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.   George Orwell

If you ever find yourself in need of a safe space then you’re probably going to have to stop calling yourself a social justice warrior. You cannot be a warrior and a pansy at the same time.   Mike Adams

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Re: American Camofleurs
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2019, 09:45:20 AM »
Caption on photo was American Camofleurs, c. 1918

Ship camo schemes and uniforms are definitely WWI.
"Baseball's Sad Lexicon" - 1910

These are the saddest of possible words:
      “Tinker to Evers to Chance.”
Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
      Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
      Making a Giant hit into a double—
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
      “Tinker to Evers to Chance.”

"Tinker to Evers to Chance"
"where doubles go to die"

These three players helped the Cubs win four National League championships and two World Series from 1906 to 1910.