Monday, November 10, 2014

Lunedi Lunacy

In Oh What a Lovely War director Richard Attenborough captured the lunacy that was the 1914-1918 War.  The bumbling ineptitude of men like Douglas Haig, John French and William Robertson in sending men to certain death using outdated methods of engagement for minimal gains is brought home in subtle and sometimes not so subtle ways.   The Aussie allies in this little clip are not impressed with their Allied Commanders.

November 10 - 1975: The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.

1 comment:

Ur-spo said...

I remember that storm; it was quite a hurly-burly. I remember it blew down and destroyed a birdhouse I had only just finished making.