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Old 25-04-2014, 07:13 PM   #173
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When a man is found poisoned in an abandoned building with the word "RACHE" written in blood on the wall.. LaStrade confidently declares, "Cherchez la femme!"..Season 2, Episode 3.. "Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, MD, Late of the Army Medical Department".. Study in Scarlet (23 Sep. 1968) ...
September1 - EQ destroys Ferdows Persia, 2,000 killed- Pirate Radio Marina (Netherlands) begins transmitting\5 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/8- "Funny Girl" with BABS premieres- France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island\15 – Floods in South East England/21 – The Soviet's Zond 5 unmanned lunar flyby mission returns to earth, with its first of a kind biological payload intact- 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan\17 – The D'Oliveira Affair: The Marylebone Cricket Club tour of South Africa is cancelled - Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 1-0/23 – Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive comes to an end in South Vietnam.By 1966-1967, however, after suffering massive casualties, stalemate on the battlefield, and destruction of the northern economy by U.S. aerial bombing, there was a dawning realization that, if current trends continued, Hanoi would eventually lack the resources necessary to affect the military situation in the South.. They felt that a return to guerrilla tactics was more appropriate since the U.S. could not be defeated conventionally. They also complained that the policy of rejecting negotiations was in error..To "break the will of their domestic opponents and reaffirm their autonomy vis-à-vis their foreign allies" hundreds of pro-Soviet, party moderates, military officers, and intelligentsia were arrested on 27 July 1967, during what came to be called the Revisionist Anti-Party Affair..The South Vietnamese military, although it had performed better than the Americans had expected, suffered from lowered morale, with desertion rates rising from 10.5 per thousand before Tet to 16.5 per thousand by July..1968 became the deadliest year of the war to date for the ARVN with 27,915 men killed..In Long An province, for example, local guerrillas taking part in the May—June offensive had been divided into several sections. Only 775 out of 2,018 in one section survived; another lost all but 640 out of 1,430. The province itself was subjected to what one historian has called a "My Lai from the Sky" – non-stop B-52 bombing...Also gone were discussions of victory over North Vietnam. Abrams' new "One War" policy centered the American effort on the takeover of the fighting by the South Vietnamese , the pacification of the countryside, and the destruction of communist logistics..The new administration of President Richard M. Nixon would oversee the withdrawal of U.S. forces and the continuation of negotiations- WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, KY - WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, KY - WKZT TV channel 23 in Elizabethtown, KY - WKSO TV channel 29 in Somerset, KY(PBS) begins broadcasting \24 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site/26 - 1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O-" on CBS-TV\28 - "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Barrymore NYC for 17 perfs - Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr/30 - 1st Boeing 747 rolls out - Supremes release "Love Child"...
Holmes observes the pavement and garden leading up to the house before he and Watson meet Inspectors Gregson and Lestrade.. The 4 observe the crime scene, Holmes using a magnifying lens and tape measure. The male corpse, he's told, has been identified as Enoch Drebber. Blood has been found in the room but there is no mark on the body. They also learn from documents found on his person that he was in London with his secretary, Joseph Stangerson. On one wall, written in blood, is "RACHE"..Soon, Holmes and Watson visit the home of the constable who had first discovered the corpse, paying him a bit for disturbing his nocturnal sleep cycle..Holmes dispatches some telegrams including an order for a newspaper notice about the ring... can be no question, my dear Watson, of the value of exercise before breakfast..It was vain to urge that his time was already fully occupied, for the young lady had come with the determination to tell her story, and it was evident that nothing short of force could get her out of the room until she had done so..Holmes begged the beautiful intruder to take a seat and to inform us what it was that was troubling her...

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