Sunday, February 15, 2009
World War I art from the trenches
Because their mess kits were made of soft aluminum, the soldiers enjoyed personalizing them in their spare time.
Real talent, I'd say.
The doughboys made these works of art from shell casings.
Cliff especially enjoyed the guns...
and the cannons.
On our way to Liberty Memorial, Cliff asked, "What started that war, anyhow?"
"I don't have the slightest idea," I told him.
Well, we both know now. And we know that in truth, World War II was only a completion, or perhaps continuation, of World War I.
I will tell you that I'm really interested in learning more about this "war to end all war". I'm going searching for a novel set in that time. Maybe an Earnest Hemmingway?