Sunday, April 20, 2008

War relics


These Japanese soldiers' helmets from WWII are sitting out in the weather at the Kokopo War Museum.

I wonder what happened to the men who were wearing them?

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)


24 comments:

Champ Townboy said...

Great photo, Jules! I love that quote too ... how right he is.

Jilly said...

Goodness! I thought you've found dinosaur eggs when I saw the photo on the portal! How extraordinary tho that these are still open to the weather.

Great quotation!

dive said...

Wow! A really powerful image, Jules, like all of your WWII photos.

Gwyn said...

If only objects could talk.:) I would love to know the story behind them.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Einstein lost his faith in the human race if the quote is believed. Anyway, I saw helmets like these on Iwo Jima in 1956 when I was there and posted a pic this morning.

Sally said...

Hi Jules, A bot grim to think about, eh!
Thanks for visiting on my Blogbirth-day!
Sydney Daily Photo

lynn said...

Gosh how interesting to see those there. I wonder too about the wearers.

M.Benaut said...

That is truly a grim reminder of the war and really answers the rhetorical question.
My uncle would have an opinion, but, 64 years later, he would not care to bring back memories of the chap who wore the helmet, second from the left.
He would remember the look on his face, vividly.
But not vise versa.

lv2scpbk said...

Great photo. I wonder why they are sitting out in the weather.

Old Wom Tigley said...
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Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Jules
This picture says much about how you are feeling today.. Sadness.. I have left my comment until late as it dose not really go with this sad picture but is aimed at how you are feeling since your girls went back to school and the comment on my blog today.. You said you stopped by last night to cheer youself up, if it is happiness you want well I bring the Happiness to you. I hope you are feeling better Jules

HAPPINESS

Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I posses
I thank the Lord I've been blessed
With more than my share of happiness

To me this old world is a wonderful place
And I'm just about the luckiest human in the whole human race
I've got no silver and I've got no gold
Just a whole lot of happiness in my soul

Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I posses
I thank the Lord I've been blessed
With more than my share of happiness

Happiness to me is an ocean tide
Or a sunset fading on a mountain side
Or maybe a big old heaven full of stars up above
When I'm in the arms of the one I love

Happiness is a field of grain
Lifting its face to the falling rain
I can see it in the sunshine, I breathe it in the rain
Happiness everywhere

Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I posses
I thank the Lord I've been blessed
With more than my share of happiness

A wise old man told me one time
That happiness is nothing but a frame of mind
I hope when you go to measuring my success
That you don't count my money count my happiness

Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I posses
I thank the Lord I've been blessed
With more than my share of happiness

Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I posses
I thank the Lord I've been blessed
With more than my share of happiness

If you get the time nip over and 'Check' my post tonight... Jane thought it just right for you as well.

Donna said...

God, how True!!! Hope all is well with you sweetie!!hughugs

Steve Buser said...

Amazing that they have not rusted away after all these years.

M.Benaut said...

That was very nice of you Old Tom.
Y' done good, mate!

Jules, you don't expect what hits you when they leave.
I think we have seen this before and probably each time we part from them.
It's going to happen to me in September, ( x4 ) and I'm not looking forward to it.
I do feel for you today.

alicesg said...

Ooooo... a reminder of WW2. My late grandfather was almost killed during WW2.

D.C. Confidential said...

Wonderful photo. Very haunting. And excellent quote. I dare say Einstein would mourn how so many nations--particularly his adopted home--continue to engage in warfare.

Jules said...

Hi All - have been out of communication all day - don't ask - but it has something to do with phone lines!!!! Will try and catch up tomorrow!!!!
Cheers

Kim said...

This is a very moving photo! It does make you stop and wonder.

M.Benaut said...

Buggggar ! she thinks to herself.
That's phonetic for a s**t load of thoughts, but I've found you a little antidote.
A cuppa tea, a Bex and a good lie down. Tomorrow's a NOTHER day.
See you, no doubt on ADP.

imac said...

Hi Jules (hope they isnt buried with their helmets on.lol)

Great idea for a shot.

Playing catchup,
Back from Ireland and sorting photos,but the jars are now revealed.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

True... makes you wonder... my grandfather was in PNG during WW2 and picked up and gets a fever every now and again from being bitten by mosquitos there... take care

Clueless in boston said...

My first thought, like Jilly's was that they were dinosaur (or very big) eggs. Are the helmets part of an exhibit, or just the detritus of war.

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