Which was the first poster on your wall, when you were young? Some differences between girls and boys, I think. Pop stars? Landscapes? We had no money for posters but some friends gave me postcards. They became big large posters in my mind after all those years. But also the distance to the hidden messages grew. Aged 65 now I do not adore any war machines. Pacifism became the ideology in many German minds. No sympathy for any tanks and guns, warships or flying bombers. Times are a-changing.
photo by Kenny Shackleford
Kenny comments: F – 86 Sabre actually is serial number 53-806. Chris Craft was an F-86 flown in the Korean War by Lt. C. G. Cleveland who scored six kills. He later became Commander of the Air Training Command.
FrizzText comment: In Germany, short after World War II and during the fifties some publishers (MOEWIG Verlag) sold penny novels for the youth, telling stories from war “heroes”: doing their killing jobs in tanks, in submarines
or in airplanes (like Walter Nowotny in his Me 262). Of course the allies disagreed after a while and those print messages were strictly forbidden. O.K. – but I cannot notice, that in the USA has been a similar process.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Landser (Arthur Moewig Verlag)
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