Humble Old Soldier

Humble Old Soldier

(On this Memorial Day I thought I would re-post this one.  Thanks to all those who served and sacrificed so we are all free to worry about what bathroom we should use.)

World War I may have been referred to as “The Great War” and why not.  Over 16 million deaths were a result of that war.

But World War II surpassed that number with over 60 million deaths.  That’s over three percent of the entire population of the world in 1939, the year World War II started.

Most of my early images of World War II came from the old Hollywood propaganda films made in the 1940’s, the films that I loved as a kid.  They were shown on the television late in the afternoon when I got home from school.

And as with most young boys war movies fascinated me.  There were good guys, bad guys and faraway places.    There were machine guns, grenades, tanks, bazookas, P51 Mustangs, all very exciting to a kid. Continue reading

Humble Old Soldier

Humble Old Soldier

(On this Memorial Day I thought I would re-post this one.  Thanks to all those who served and sacrificed so we are all free to worry about what bathroom we should use.)

World War I may have been referred to as “The Great War” and why not.  Over 16 million deaths were a result of that war.

But World War II surpassed that number with over 60 million deaths.  That’s over three percent of the entire population of the world in 1939, the year World War II started.

Most of my early images of World War II came from the old Hollywood propaganda films made in the 1940’s, the films that I loved as a kid.  They were shown on the television late in the afternoon when I got home from school.

And as with most young boys war movies fascinated me.  There were good guys, bad guys and faraway places.    There were machine guns, grenades, tanks, bazookas, P51 Mustangs, all very exciting to a kid. Continue reading