Friday, May 02, 2008
My helmet blog has returned safe and sound from a year of inactivity. Something has reenergized me, though I'm not sure what.
Click here to see the Red Chinese Paratrooper helmet I received in the mail yesterday.
Okay, speaking of the Civil War...
I have six different types of helmets from the Spanish Civil War. I reflected recently to a couple touring Antietam that the American Civil War was very unique in that when it was over, the nation healed. Certainly there were, and are still, blowhards who parade their "forget hell" mentality, but this country has been able to survive through thick and thin for the last 150 years as one, united nation.
Spain, on the other hand, hounded, persecuted and often killed those from the losing side for decades after their civil war.
I prefer our way. A few blowhards is a tiny price to pay.