Of all the things I know
I understand almost nothing

zondag 22 augustus 2010

1914-1918


In 1683 you could make a day-trip to the siege of Vienna by the Turks. During the Great War, Ernemann had a camera light enough (and with an unbreakable ground-glass) to send it by Feldpost, so you could make nice pictures of the trenches before being shot to pieces. It's built like a tent, struts inside, 4x6 plate holders or filmpack.

The Netherlands were neutral during the Great War, so today, with that "Liliput" I went to the Heros of 1939-1945.
And yes - never "dulce et decorum est", but They died for us.

Dulce et decorum est, Wilfred Owen.