Monday, June 13, 2011


A newspaper clipping from the mid-1970s. Me (far right) and my dad (next to me, note camera on chest/belly...) We're attending the annual town fair called Ålefesten ("Eeelfest", the town was by a Danish fjord and eating fried eels was one of the fair's attractions) I remember the prize wheel in the background, me and a friend went there to place bets and hopefully win some of the giant toys on display. Of course we didn't win anything but decided to "hang out", leaning against the counter. The fat guy behind the counter disagreed, simultaneously he placed both his index fingers on each of our chests and pushed us away with firm professionalism. His stand was a place of business, not a nursery ward. Later on we encountered a girl our age travelling with the funfair. We tried to start up some conversation with her but she was unbelievably aggressive, calling us all kinds of ugly names until we walked away. I had met "The Circus People".

I remember really liking that jacket I'm wearing.

Panzer: Sdkfz 250
"Sons of the dessert" members of Rommel's Afrikakorps during a pause in the fighting. Of note are the extra racks welded to the side of the hull for carrying water, fuel and other supplies, and the improvised tarpaulin on the Sdkfz 250.
Many of the famous Jerrycan's are seen. Canisters reserved for carrying water instead of petrol were marked with a large white cross, one is visible on the side of the Sdkfz 251 in the background.


Jens said...

Ha ha, fedt avisklip. Din far som har gemt det?

Lennard Grahn said...

ja, det er vist fra "Frederiksborg Amts Avis" som jeg kan huske kom gratis den gang