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PostSubject: The Guns of August, 1914   The Guns of August, 1914 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 04, 2014 3:13 am

The Guns of August, 1914 14819175123_af4fe5eed9_z31 July 1914 -  "Max, is it true?" by DOM12inch, on Flickr

"... Yes, Ilsa, the Tsar has declared Mobilisation.  What choice is left our Kaiser?  We must fight them."

The Guns of August, 1914 14842451143_6ca4f93cb3_z3 August 1914 - Mobilmachung! by DOM12inch, on Flickr

"Achtung, you miserable flunkies!"

The Guns of August, 1914 14812108331_5a366ea4d9_z2 August 1914 - Auf Wiedersehen! by DOM12inch, on Flickr

"Oh, dear Max, will I ever see you again?"
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PostSubject: Re: The Guns of August, 1914   The Guns of August, 1914 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 04, 2014 4:48 am

Superb mate.

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PostSubject: Re: The Guns of August, 1914   The Guns of August, 1914 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 04, 2014 5:31 am

Wow!  It was a century ago.  Western Canadians went over in numbers highly disproportionate to our population.  Canadians held the Ypres Salient and their sacrifice inspired McCrae's poem:

The Guns of August, 1914 Letter-on-paper

When I was in Flanders in 1987 I visited my grand-uncle's grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.  I was impressed how the Belgians have honoured the memory of fallen Canadians.
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PostSubject: Re: The Guns of August, 1914   The Guns of August, 1914 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 04, 2014 10:00 am

great uploads guys

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PostSubject: Re: The Guns of August, 1914   The Guns of August, 1914 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 04, 2014 7:32 pm


Indeed! I think the lights go out tonight at 10pm in remembrance?

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PostSubject: Re: The Guns of August, 1914   The Guns of August, 1914 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 04, 2014 8:29 pm

Great uploads very well done yes the lights go out at 10pm until 11pm this evening, and to light a single candle in rememberance
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PostSubject: 4 Aug. 1914 - Commence Hostilities!   The Guns of August, 1914 Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 6:12 am

Thanks for your kind comments, gentlemen!  I think the "lights out" tonight is a fitting commemoration.

Here's another little scene for you ... another member of Cabinet in 1914 who felt more upbeat than Grey!

The Guns of August, 1914 14646865047_396c3e93dd_z4 August 1914 - The Admiralty by DOM12inch, on Flickr

"Signal all ships - commence hostilities with Germany!"

... And while we're at it, on the subject of nautical things and wars beginning ...
Exactly halfway between the Great War and our own day, another tragic conflict was brewing up ...

4 August 1964 - USS Maddox - Gulf of Tonkin

The Guns of August, 1914 14852834163_6561868d83_z4 August 1964 - USS Maddox, Gulf of Tonkin by DOM12inch, on Flickr

"Sir!  Sonar reports multiple torpedoes!  But ... well, Sir, there's a lot of interference, and ... well, we just aren't sure ..."

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PostSubject: Re: The Guns of August, 1914   The Guns of August, 1914 Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 7:05 am

Outstanding dioramas, Dom!
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PostSubject: Re: The Guns of August, 1914   The Guns of August, 1914 Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 10:00 am

Superb Dom !  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: The Guns of August, 1914   The Guns of August, 1914 Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 3:06 pm

Thanks very much for your generous comments, gentlemen!  I really had fun with these last night.  I wanted to do both these scenes on the date, August 4, but I almost ran out of time and had to scramble to finish just before the clock struck 12.  :-)  Burning the midnight oil, as it were ... NAVAL oil, in this case, heheh.

BTW, I'm sorry I probably chose the wrong thread to post these, since none of these figures is Action Man, although the RN officer's uniform is from MAM James Bond.  I just figured the "Random" heading would grant some latitude.
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Cool dioramas!  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: The Guns of August, 1914   The Guns of August, 1914 Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2014 7:14 pm

OMG WOW dom34 your little scenes you have put together are just incredible, most of all the
4 August 1964 - USS Maddox - Gulf of Tonkin scene just looks so real because of the background and the red lighting glow you have used Wink

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