Boys' toys, and the seduction of power

By mrswoolybill
A member of a school group, learning to use a WW2 anti-aircraft gun, at the Shuttleworth Collection.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Photo journalism Aviation Black and white Shuttleworth Collection

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Comments


SUE118 Plus
14 8 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2022 7:24AM
A delightful shot.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
6 May 2022 7:37AM
love those expressions - very well captured Moira

have a good weekend

oliver
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
6 May 2022 7:38AM
Thanks Ollie for the UA!
6 May 2022 7:42AM
"Now just relax and let pure hatred steady your aim..."
ZenTony Plus
7 17 6 United Kingdom
6 May 2022 7:56AM
What a delightful capture Moira
Tony
cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
6 May 2022 7:58AM
Total concentration! Well captured Moira.

Kath
RonDM Plus
8 384 United Kingdom
6 May 2022 8:33AM
Great picture

Ron
6 May 2022 8:39AM
Superb mono candid Moira 👌

Joe Smile
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
6 May 2022 8:41AM
The next generation will learn how to use drones.

Excellent capture 😁
mistere Plus
9 23 7 England
6 May 2022 8:57AM
Better than a game on on screen. Self defence lessons?.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
6 May 2022 9:02AM
The latest round of defence spending cut-backs leads to the subject 'Artillery' now being taught at schools.
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
6 May 2022 9:31AM
Excellent candid Moira
Ian
6 May 2022 10:43AM
Great to see the youngsters getting involved Moira. A lovely well timed shot.

John Smile
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
6 May 2022 11:17AM
An excellent moment captured.
Isabel GrinGrin
dark_lord Plus
18 3.0k 836 England
6 May 2022 11:21AM
Guess what he'd like for Christmas...
scrimmy Plus
14 396 5 Scotland
6 May 2022 12:03PM
Superb portrait and title. Grin
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
6 May 2022 12:32PM
Great mono!

Arne Smile
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
6 May 2022 2:21PM
A school day when boys want to attend. Sick or not. Love his lets do it expression. Fun for the old fella too.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
6 May 2022 2:28PM
He looks quite spellbound by it! A fine candid, Moira 😃👍🏻
Trev 😀
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
6 May 2022 4:44PM
I like the intent look on the boy's face, on working the ack-ack gun. Great, candid and well composed.
Ian
6 May 2022 4:57PM
As I thort. Definetly Molesworth 2. He may be a utter weed but he are dedly with a pee shoota so i wonder wot fule let him loos on this?
I carnt stop becos i am discussing t s Eliot with my weedy frend Foherington Thomas. I must set a good eggsample to the yung bro so i am soking up sum kulture.
Yors, intensly and with furroed brow, Nigel de Molesworth esq. 🧐
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
6 May 2022 5:13PM
Molesworth 2. Of course, why didn't I recognise him immediately? It's him, right down to the glasses and cap.
Thanks to everyone who has called in here today!
Steve-T Plus
15 56 66 England
6 May 2022 6:01PM
Fine candid shot, great expressions, all enhanced by the B&W finish,,,
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
6 May 2022 6:04PM
Thanks Steve!
11 May 2022 4:56AM
My jaw dropped when I saw the size of those bullets …or rather mini missiles the gun shoots .
Stellar capture …and yes their rapt attention says it all and spans a generational gap indeed
Cheers
Walt
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
11 May 2022 7:34AM
Thanks Walt!

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