War Is


Found this large photo. There was a bit of very faded writing on the back, I cleaned it up and enhanced as best I could:


Best I can do is "War is Hell Mail?? (????)"

Found in "Atlas of Medieval and Modern History" by William R. Shepherd. Published by Henry Holt, 1932.



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9 comments:

Aparatchick said...

I'm seeing "War is Hell (hell crossed out) Hail" and then what I think is a date in parentheses. Perhaps 1940.

Audry said...

When I was reading the back, I saw the last bit as a date as well.

(1919)

MrCachet said...

I believe Aparatchick is correct.

cabri bradburn said...

It's "War is [Hell crossed out] Hail (haha)", not a date.

Ro Noessel said...

I don't see that word as "is". I see it as a number, either 13 or 19.

tegemea said...

There is a book called "Shorty McCabe gets the Hail(1919)" -- maybe someone was making a reference to that?

Lane Hill House said...

Likely meaning hell hole

Christa said...

I see "War is Hell (hell crossed out) Hail (1919)".

But I also see that the "is" looks a little like an "18"...not that that would make much sense...

cabri bradburn said...

There is a dot over the 'i' in 'is' which makes it an 'i', not a '1'. Also, compare it with the 'i' in 'Hail', the only difference is the size. In the parens, the 'H's are light but you can just pick out the crossbars. Plus, it makes sense he would say 'haha' after bad joke like that.

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