Today’s Wordless Wednesday themed post is a 1940s photograph of my grandfather at his Sea Cadet Corps.
Spent the weekend in the 1940s – meeting Winston Churchill, watching a Spitfire flying around, eating spam sandwiches, and escaping Nazi officers.
I’ve just returned from a trip with friends, to the 1940s, where I saw Prime Minister Winston Churchill, some Nazis, was treated to a Lancaster Bomber and a Spitfire fly-by, and I ate some spam.
Speaking of which… I did eat it. The blank flavour, and synthetic texture reminded me of when I last had it in about the 1980s. Despite it providing a useful food source back then, it’s pretty much sneered at these days despite still being in production and readily available (someone/thing must be eating it!).
Around 250,000 Pigeons were used during the second world war to carry secret messages home in some of the most deadly battlefields, often from behind enemy lines, over the fighting and in to the British officer’s hands. The acts of the pigeon saved thousands of soldiers. Apparently this little chap is called ‘Lucky’.
Ran in to these chaps. Thankfully my limited German allowed me to escape… although it was fraught with danger.
A wartime poster encouraging healthy eating – and getting children to eat Vitamin A (a deficiency can lead to blindness).
Which will be no trouble, as there’s plenty of fresh vegetables growing in the garden:
Will post the Spitfire and Lancaster Bomber fly-past videos later (they’re taking a while to down/upload).
Check out the Ramsey 1940s Weekend website for more.