Phoebe Chapple was recognised as a skilled doctor, the Australian
government’s policies precluded her from military service. Undaunted,
the Adelaide-born Chapple travelled to Britain in 1917 and joined the
Royal Army Medical Corps, becoming one of the first two woman doctors
sent to France. During a bombing raid near Abbeville in May 1918, her
care for those wounded around her, regardless of personal danger, led to
her being awarded the Military Medal – the first woman doctor ever to
receive this decoration for bravery.
Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks
and Mary Pickford
promoting the sale of
World War 1 at the United States Sub Treasury building (i.e.
Federal Hall) in New York City on April 8, 1918.
The three stars appeared together in D.C., New York, and then split up to tour the country on behalf of the Bond Drive.
Manufactured c.1917-18 based on the previous Portable series started in 1915. 8L capacity gasoline tank, 10-12m effective range, 5mn long fuse, spring-loaded lever trigger. A much more bulky design than its German counterpart, but with a very sexy lance. The P series was derived from the larger static Schilt No1 and No2 flamethrowers.
Designed by Hugo Schmeisser c.1916, manufactured by Bergmann Waffenfabrik c.1918-20′s, modified by C.C.Haenel afterward - serial number 5279. 9x19mm Parabellum 20-round removable box magazine, open bolt blowback full automatic. The Haenel modification gave the MP18 a new double-stack single-feed magazine to replace the complex and heavy Trommel magazine originally designed for Luger P08 pistols. Despite common belief, this weapon wasn’t immediately banned in the Treaty of Versailles.