WWI Photography US in London detail
WWI Photography Catalog

The Fine Print

« Louis Turner's Review of Published Work on Nuclear Fission, 1934-1940. | Main | Breakfast, Bunks and Books in the French Foreign Legion, 1913 »



Thanks for the Laurie Anderson bit! When I saw the reference to parachutes, I thought about her other piece "Finnish Farmers":

"During WWII, the Russians were testing their parachutes. Sometimes they didn’t open at all and a lot of troops were lost this way. During the invasion of Finland, hundreds of troops were dropped during the middle of winter. As usual, some of the chutes didn’t open and the troops fell straight down into the deep snow, drilling holes fifteen feet deep. The Finnish farmers would then get out their shotguns, walk out into their fields, find the holes, and fire down them."

John F. Ptak

Thanks for that, Ltmanu! I didn't know that story nor did I know about Laurie Anderson's song. My thanks!

The comments to this entry are closed.