British soldiers of the 36th Ulsters eat their daily rations in a support trench near Ancre during the Battle of The Somme, October 1916. Looking primarily at rations on the Western Front, there’s a significant change that can be observed over the course of The Great War; particularly for Germany. British rations as of 1914, meant men every day would be given: meat, bread, bacon, cheese, tea, jam, sugar, salt, pepper, mustard, dried vegetables, lime juice, a shot of rum and 2 cigarettes. These rations did change, by about 1917, things were being replaced with like, hard water biscuits as a bread substitute, often breaking soldiers’ teeth but that was about it. This isn’t much of a sacrifice as compared to German rations, in 1914, the average German soldier would be given per day: bread, meat, potatoes, vegetables, coffee, sugar, salt, two cigars, and a pint of beer. However, the naval blockade against Germany meant these supplies soon ran out. The Germans started creating their own substitute food, known as ‘Ersatz rationing’. Kreigsbrot (war bread) was comprised of potatoes, sawdust and rye, Kaffee-Ersatz: barley, oats and coal tar and when barley and oats ran out, chestnuts and acorns replaced them. Most importantly, ersatz meat, made up of spinach, potatoes, ground up nuts and most frequently: turnips. Germany in 1916, faced what is known as the ‘Turnip Winter’, as a result of the naval blockade, Britain intended to starve Germany into surrender with this blockade; evidently succeeded in a retrospect as demonstrated with what was produced as a means of meeting food quotas. #19141918 #thegreatwar#worldwar1#ww1#worldwarone#histroy#britain#america#canada#northamerica#empire#france#germany#belgium#thewesternfront#russia#italy#austria#greece#turkey#egypt#africa#arabia#europe#serbia#australia#newzealand
NEW YORK. (TST) — An artist’s daughter has won her 15-year court battle to control her father’s $60 million estate after years of alleged fraud.
Yien-Koo King, 82, was appointed executor of accomplished Chinese artist CC Wang’s estate in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court Feb. 15.
King had accused her brother and nephew of tricking Wang into giving them control of his estate, then selling off the art under the table until the estate’s value dropped to a measly $2 million.
CC Wang, who died in 2003 at age 97, donated 25 works to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
He fled Communist China to New York in the late 1940s with King, she says.
King wants her father’s art back, said lawyer Timothy Savitsky. “We would prefer to get the paintings back,” he said. “It’s now gotten to the point where she just wants to see justice and the right outcome before she dies.” #News#WorldNews#USANews#BreakingNews#NorthAmerica#LocalNews#UnitedStates#InternationalNews#America#NewYork#China#Daughter#TheSchneiderTimes
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NEW YORK. (TST) — An Australian tourist with a confirmed case of the measles visited several hotels, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and various health facilities in the Big Apple and northern suburbs, officials warned.
Anyone who might have been near the visitor between Feb. 16 and 21 could have been infected and should see a doctor unless they’d been vaccinated, the Department of Health said Friday.
Symptoms of the disease include a rash, cough, fever and “pink eye.’’ The symptoms usually show up within 10 to 12 days after the exposure.
The visitor’s itinerary included:
La Quinta Inn on W. 71 St.
Oasis Bible tours at the Met.
Watchtower Center, Patterson, NY.
Best Western Hotel, Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn.
Comfort Inn and Suites in Goshen and Middletown, NY.
Excel Urgent Care, Goshen.
Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown.
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Good time I spent with My 1979 Lincoln Continental MarkV .
The Continental Mark V is a personal luxury coupe that was marketed by the #Lincoln division of #FordMotorCompany from the 1977 to 1979 model years in #NorthAmerica. Introduced as the #successor to the #ContinentalMarkIV, the Mark V brought an extensive update to both the interior and exterior design, with the sharply-creased body introducing a design theme used on many Lincoln vehicles throughout the 1980s.
United States #🇺🇸 #Wixom, #Michigan (Wixom Assembly)
Personal luxury car
400 cu in (6.6 L) 335 Series #V8
460 cu in (7.5 L) 385/Lima V8
three-speed #C6 automatic
120.4 in (3,058 mm)
230.3 in (5,850 mm)
79.7 in (2,024 mm)
52.9 in (1,344 mm)
4,762–4,960 lb (2,160–2,250 kg)
Derived from the chassis of its Mark IV predecessor (and the 1972-1976 Ford Thunderbird), the 230-inch long Continental Mark V is the largest two-door coupe ever sold by Ford Motor Company, with the 233-inch two-door Lincoln Continental sedan (produced alongside it) as the only longer vehicle ever marketed.
For 1980, the Mark V was replaced by the Continental Mark VI. As the Mark series underwent downsizing in the interest of fuel economy, the Mark VI saw significant reductions in exterior dimensions.
All Continental Mark Vs were assembled at the now-closed Wixom Assembly Plant in Wixom, Michigan, alongside the Lincoln Continental.