Recently, I responded to a member's post about a WW1 hero. Since then I've been thinking a lot about The Great War. Today is the anniversary of the bloodiest day in French military history. On September 22nd, 1914 during the Battles of the Frontiers the French Army lost 27,000 soldiers. Half the number of American soldiers lost in Vietnam in just one day. After the battles ended the German forces rounded up scores of Belgian civilian "collaborators" and executed them. I've always been intrigued with military history, but sometimes the stories are so mind numbing I have to absorb them a bit at a time.