Wednesday, April 25, 2012

V is for Victory

We were sitting listening to the radio this morning as we had our breakfast and the subject matter was A.N.Z.A.C. Day. One segment was about soldiers writing letters home saying that they had killed Germans, and their loved ones would write back saying don't tell me about that - so they would write about the landscape instead. That then led to the story of a friend of S's Dad who had served in World War I and who, at one point, came face to face with a German soldier - he looked just like me and I couldn't do it was the general gist of his remarks afterwards - and apparently neither could the German, because the friend was still around to talk about it. But it brought up the notion that perhaps there was a better way to fight wars - like scissors paper rock - and whoever lost went home! Then, because we all know that the same ideas are always floating out there in the universe, I saw this photo. V is for Victory, but it would be nice if it could be a Virtual Victory instead without loss of life.

2 comments:

mauz said...

Oh if only!
Not seeing the face of one's enemy seems to make it easier to kill them. eg those long range missiles where someone pushes a remote button and never thinks of all the people who will die.

Kate @ Musings said...

I have always loved this poster! Scissors beats paper! Love it!

Hopping by (finally) from A to Z Blog Challenge! Hope you can stop by mine!