Sunday, October 10, 2010

"Why We Fight"


graymogul said...

The color lithograph looks like a pair of Spitfire and Yak fighters, both in Red Air Force markings, flying on the Eastern Front.
The Brits did send equipment during WW2 to the U.S.S.R., although their Lend Lease aid was much, much smaller than the U.S.'s so its existence was known by many.
Rachmaninoff has endured better than his contemporary music critics thought he would. I got a couple of Naxos CDs of him conducting his piano concertos being performed by the Philadelphia symphony, and they are very nice despite being recorded with the equipment of the 1940s.
Dot, dot, dot, dahhh. ( ...- ) (V)

graymogul said...

Ooops, meant to say, "not known by many."

Zaek said...

Rachmaninoff was a Romantic genius, and his contemporaneous critics no doubt were modernist idiots.

WWII fighter pilots had an unbelievably high mortality rate. The planes look cool, but I'm sooooo glad I didn't fly one.

Prop planes are *very* loud, especially when firing rounds over your house.

Mike S said...

Sorry, bot no Yaks of Spitfires. The airplane in the foreground is a La-3 (LaGG-3R), and the background is a MIG-3