Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Saturday, January 1, 2022

A Surprising Newspaper Headline from 1 January 1914 (A Roads Classic)

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On New Year's Day in 1914 there was simply no awareness in the United States that an unprecedented catastrophe was about to befall Europe, much of the rest of the world, and eventually America itself. Things were heating up on the border with Mexico for the Wilson administration. The president would eventually authorize expeditions into Mexico at Vera Cruz and to chase down Pancho Villa while the Great War was raging in Europe. 

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