Pipe Smoking in WW1

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meatballj

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Jan 14, 2014
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Definitely going to settle in with a pipe this afternoon and start this series. The first few minutes reminded me of a video recently done by a company from Halifax which features a pipe smoker in it. The man in this video below is mentioned at the 1:25 mark of the Apocalypse World War I video.
This is definitely worth 11 minutes of your day.
George | A Breakwater Original

https://vimeo.com/296928946

 

headhunter

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Mar 12, 2013
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MSO, I knew your father-in-law Charlie very well. My Dad owned a Farm Supply store in Wyaconda where farmers would bring in their eggs and cream. They would pick up chicken feed and milk cow feed usually on Saturdays. Charlie was a quiet and reserved gentleman and wasn’t too subject to conversation. After my Dad retired I took control of the business and together we ran the business for 67 years until I retired.

 

seldom

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Mar 11, 2018
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Germany
Watched the first 1.5 episodes of the series. Seems well done. Tomorrow I'll have a nice contemplative smoke in the BBB pipe from 1899 I recently acquired here in Germany. I'd love to know the history of this pipe, whether it was already in Germany during World War I and how it got here. Enough to know that the first owner of the pipe must have felt the impact of World War I intensely.

 

seldom

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Mar 11, 2018
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Germany
I'm embarrassed by my typo mistake above. "Surname" not "sir name". Jeez, I must've been a bit on the sleep deprived side when I typed that little gem.

 

blackadderlxx

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Jun 17, 2018
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Thanks. I've been looking for a new war related documentary to watch. This is perfect considering tomorrow is the centennial.

 

chilipalmer

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Aug 24, 2017
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We all know that soldiers in the Great War smoked pipes, but, does anyone have any solid information as to what they smoked? For instance, the British and American armies provided cigarettes to the troops, but, I have never seen any information about the army supplying pipe tobacco. Sir Walter Raleigh was/is marketed as pipe and cigarette tobacco. Perhaps, tobacco was available loose so soldiers could roll their own or use in a pipe? I have absolutely no idea about what the French did, tobacco wise. I think it would be really cool to find out what was available and then see if any of those ancient blends are still available. After all, history and smoking a pipe are made for each other. :)
Cheers,
Chili

 

dottiewarden

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Mar 25, 2014
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Toronto
Thanks olkofri, seems like the Champion is still produced. Based on the info provided, I've deduced Three Nuns would be a good bet to experience what many pipe smokers were enjoying in that era.

 

jpmcwjr

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May 12, 2015
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Monterey Peninsula
I am betting that Capstan was smoked a lot by the British troops. There was something like 500 pounds loaded onto the Titanic for its interesting maiden voyage.