Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Born Again...

Today this sporadic blog flickers back to life after 6 months of inattention. Today's post though isn't about the crazed green hypocrisy of AGW, instead it's a small reverent bow towards the wonderful WW2 generation.
As a physiotherapist I'm privileged to go into people's homes, and I'm posting a few snapshots taken in 1943 mainly in the city of Palmerston North, New Zealand. The beautiful young woman identified as Joy (below) is still beautiful although very,very frail, and her album is filled with images of other beautiful young people only identified by their Christian names; apart that is, from one young US serviceman; Will Veckert (or is that Will Ueckert ?) from Texas.
Will and his GI friends are pictured several times, (I have a few more pictures, but an incredibly slow internet connection) and presumably left New Zealand in 1943, and fought in the bloody campaigns in the Pacific in the last years of the war. Some of these men may still be alive. Alive or dead, this Kiwi blogger salutes them and their comrades who were once honoured guests in New Zealand, and who repayed that debt of hospitality many many times over.

Many Kiwi's remember them. Semper fidelis.