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10-12-2009, 10:15 AM
In the trenches of World War One Johnson's name was used by British troops to describe German heavy artillery shells that produced a lot of black smoke: a "Jack Johnson" was big and black and knocked you to the ground.

Just found it interesting.

10-12-2009, 10:40 AM
joe louis nicname' was also used - the brown bomber

10-12-2009, 11:35 AM
Interesting. Never knew that.