This is coolbert:
Again from the most recent Sunday edition of the Chicago Tribune the headlines as they were one-hundred years ago:
"WAR ON FORD'S PEACE SHIP"
"FORD QUITS TRIP; COMING HOME?"
"FORD PEACE PARTY BREAKING UP"
From the Chicago Flashback article by Ron Grossman:
"Ford's quixotic quest to end war"
The Great War. World War One.
"An industrial magnate, his Peace Ship and four Chicago babies."
"His Model T having revolutionized the auto industry, Henry Ford thought he could end the carnage of World War I by sailing for Europe on the 'Peace Ship', a chartered ocean liner with a large white cross on its hull, and talking some sense into the belligerents."
"It didn't go so well."
BRING THE VARIOUS WARRING PARTIES TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE, BRING ABOUT A SETTLEMENT AND AN END TO THE WAR! SUCH WAS THE INTENTION OF HENRY FORD. BUT TO NO AVAIL!
In memoriam and as correctly observed:
"To me the big thing in his action is not the question of whether he will or will not stop the war, but the fact that he was willing to try." - - Carl Laemmie.
I guess that says it all!