Happy late new year, chaotic minds
Me: going to Switzerland to learn how to make lsd
“now that WWIII is coming I don’t have to worry about killing myself”
The Victoria Gallery and Museum (24/10/2019)
Today’s gallery visit was unplanned and fascinating.
We chose (completely unbiased voting, promise) to walk to the gallery instead of sitting in the lecture hall for the afternoon - a very tough, and well-thought out decision I assure you… There is currently an incredibly thought-provoking exhibition on display at the Victoria Gallery, one that won’t contain any names that you will know but concerns a brutal reality that we should all know more about - the thousands of Allied prisoners of war held by the Japanese during the Second World War, named The Secret Art of Survival. The exhibition contains works that were drawn by the prisoners while in the camps; detailed watercolours of the camps, birthday cards, soap carvings, and many letters. Each piece was donated by a family member of one of the soldiers kept prisoner in the unspeakable conditions. Reading the letters they had written back homein comparison to the diaries some of the soldiers kept, showed how carefully the men kept the secrets of what went on in the camps. Hiding the true level of violence that was being inflicted on them from their families. On a happier note; the level of accuracy and skill in the animal paintings and the attention to detail in the landscapes was astounding, as well as the attitude their birthday cards and homemade programmes for each show the soldiers put on - keeping up the morale in the face of great terror. If you are in Liverpool before June 2020, you should definitely come and see this exhibition, despite the topic being incredibly serious, their is a lightness to the way the material is handled which I feel matches the tone of the work the soldiers had created.
The rest of the gallery is an absolute must see as well, it contains so many weird and wonderful items, a collection of pipes, and dentures, creatures! And, my favourite, the pangolin!!
That’s how a real problem looks like.
Part 3 and the end of my colection of photos showcasing the Loyal Edmonton Regiment during the Italy campaign during the second world war.
School girls in gas masks during WW2.
Throwback Thursday to the a little piece of equipment I used while working with the 8th Air Force in England during World War II.
Did some exploration and some fishing over the weekend, was pretty neat
Germany during World War Two
Obserwatorium astronomiczne na Lubomirze, będące od 1943 r. oparciem dla partyzantów 1 Pułku Strzelców Podhalańskich.
źródło: Muzeum II Wojny Światowej w Gdańsku.
This photograph is of Nazis that worked in one of the concentration camps in Nazi Germany during WW2. How are they so happy when death and dying and suffering is literally their work life? Is it sociopathy? Is it brainwashing? I believe some were sociopaths and some were afraid and brainwashed. Which are sociopaths? How many lives did each kill?
Pack your coats? I’m kidding they wouldn’t be enough anyway…
August 19th-25th, 2018: 74th Anniversary of the Liberation of Paris.
The skies of Normandy, as they were seventy-one years ago.
Love a bit of Barbarossa