Monday, February 18, 2013

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"Going our way, Mister?.." 

Yes, the blushing schoolgirl had taken a few steps up the evolutionary ladder as the nineteen twenties unfolded. These two young Americans pose confidently as fashionable Flappers outside their school (see the handwritten caption at the bottom), perhaps waiting for a couple of young men to pick them up in their motorcars so they can go and get drunk on Bourbon, dance to the hot tunes of the day playing from a portable gramophone and then jump in for a refreshing swim in an adjourning lake. Then it's off to the big city to find work in one of the booming new industries. Freedom, fun and financial independence at last.

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Panzer: Pzkpfw V Panther, Ausf A
Photographed some time after WWII in a Danish port. Left behind by German forces (most likely 233. Reserve-Panzer-Division), it was taken over by the British Army and shipped off to Old Blighty for tests and examination. Had it stayed in Denmark, I know of at least one danish boy who would gladly have travelled far to marvel at it in a museum.
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