Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Before and After

Today is Veterans Day, so be sure to give thanks to any vet if you run into them. Technically today is Armistice Day and I am always reminded of WW1 when I hear that term. And when I think of WW1, I think of misery and destruction - below is the famous before and after photo of Passchendaele, click for larger.

4 comments:

Snakeye said...

Nice... I've always liked WWI history the most. It's the bleakest of the major wars I guess, and the dawn of aviation use (which is why I tend to like it). I think I read a stat once that said if you made at least 5 successful flights (and landings) in combat, that your chance of survival increased exponentially.

chickenlittle said...

Wow! I've never seen those comparisons before.

Theo Boehm (the Althousian) posted some color photos from WW I on his blog. Link

Dan from Madison said...

I have seen those chicken, but always good to see again.

Gerry from Valpo said...

Those are uncommonly good photographs for their time period. Thanks.