MEMENTO OF WAR

By keithh  
Not much survives of Mr Dawes time in war. A pair of battered field glasses, dog tags, his bible and prayer book, issue compass, three bullets he had in his pocket when he got back home, registration card, a photo he had taken for his mother, the medals they sent to him in the post when the war was over and a newspaper that had once lined the bottom drawer of the wardrobe for years and of course the Kodak Autograph Vest Pocket Camera that his Father had taken to war before him.

Tags: Still life General Military Vintage Lighting Kodak


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AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
6 Mar 2013 4:20PM
I like this - the attention to detail is very good, and there are a lot of bits that keep one's attention. Nice placement of items creating diagonals in the compo. Nostalgia: worn field glasses, the three bullets, the dog tags, and the photo of Mr. Dawes which ties it all together.

I had a parent in the war, so this also speaks somewhat to me on a personal level.

Anne

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rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
6 Mar 2013 4:55PM
Past times, historic memories Keith.
Ron.
TelStar 11 116 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 5:33PM
Very nice! Gives me an idea what to do with those old cameras of mine Wink

Tel*
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
6 Mar 2013 5:40PM
Lol....yeah got a few ideas with old cameras myself.

More than usual number of silent views on this one.

Cheers guys
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 6:22PM
A great slice of history wonderfully compiled and captured.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 7:35PM
Works for me Keith

I would question the bullets though - they do not look like the standard 303 issue to the ranksWink

Adrian
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
6 Mar 2013 7:48PM
They are not 303 but 9mm as used in this case in a Luger.

However it's not proving to be a popular image as over 30 people have viewed it. It means nothing in the real world but interesting all the same.
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
6 Mar 2013 8:47PM
Love it ...for me it tells of history that I find myself absorbed in....to top it all the intrigue is further enhanced with comment about the bullets....brilliant.
Richsr Plus
9 90 222 England
7 Mar 2013 10:47AM
Like the details and light in this Keith, well put together and narrated too
Regards Richard

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