Another Hitler Tidbit

I always thought it was interesting that the main character of A Farewell is an American driving for the Italians. Recently, I found after watching a WWI documentary, another person we all have heard of had a similar WWI experience.

Hitler attempted to enlist in the Austrian army (the country of his citizenship) during WWI but failed the physical exam. In desperate attempts to enlist, Hitler requested to join the Bavarian army with special permission from Bavarian authorities.

So we have an American serving with the Italians and an Austrian serving with the Bavarians. The lengths some men go to enlist (but if we’re talking about Frederic Henry, just forget everything. He just happened into it).

Not War Related, But I Had to Share

So, like the title of this post says, this is not directly related to WW1 or “All Quiet” or anything else we have talked about in class. This is just a super weird coincidence that I have to share with you all.

For those of you who do not know me, I am completely obsessed with my dog, Finley. He is adorable and I adopted him back in April. I was looking through his paperwork and noticed his birthday, and by noticed I mean it was glaring at me! November 11th, 2008.

Why was this date popping out at me? Why did I recognize it? The Armistice! November 11th, 1918.

So from now on, my sweet little Finley has a new nickname: My Armistice Baby.

Enjoy some pictures of my handsome man:

I call him “Ears” because of this picture

This was taken last week. Yes, this is actually one of the MANY ways he sleeps

His “trouble” but also handsome look

Isn’t it strange things happen all the time and such small work events happen on the anniversary of big world events? I’m the type of person who is crazy obsessed with dates (fun fact, me and Leonardo Da Vinci were both born on April 15th) and will sit and research dates for hours and find strange connections between years and decades. Do you have any fun dates in your life that are connected to big world/historical events?