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Rob Pollock
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November 9, 2018 · in Photo Collections · 13 Comments

Lest We Forget

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  1. More great photos - Thanks! I love seeing these!

  2. I definitely see this as being the best ‘no comment’ yet; a better collection it’d be hard to find. Particularly like the littlefokkers and the Irish poster. I’ve put this on a thread before but it’s worth repeating - a poem about an iris Iran who joins the war not for political or nationalist reasons - just because he loves flying;

    An Irish Airman Foresees His Death - by William Yeats.

    I know that I shall meet my fate
    Somewhere among the clouds above;
    Those that I fight I do not hate,
    Those that I guard I do not love;
    My country is Kiltartan Cross,
    My countrymen Kiltartan's poor,
    No likely end could bring them loss
    Or leave them happier than before.
    Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
    Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,
    A lonely impulse of delight
    Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
    I balanced all, brought all to mind,
    The years to come seemed waste of breath,
    A waste of breath the years behind
    In balance with this life, this death.

                                    William Butler Yeats
  3. It was indeed, Robert. I sense a kindred spirit, there not many who recognise the poem, let alone the inspiration.

  4. Mama didn’t raise no fool.

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  5. Thanks for these incredible pics...

  6. Is the first picture painted figures
    or is it a "tilt shift " effect applied on a real picture ?

    • Maybe hand-coloured, as was popular as a new technique at the time. However, as you surmise, they did also print through prismatic lenses.

      PS it is a group of real people!

  7. Great photos, and poem, David. I like that D VIII.

  8. Hello Rob,
    Always good to see your very special photo collection.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

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