Monday, 5 November 2018

Anthem For Doomed Youth. Wilfred Owen. Remembrance Week.

                       
                Wilfred Owen. Killed in Action. 4th November 1918. Sambre_Oise Canal, France.

                                                   Anthem For Doomed Youth.

                 What passing_bells for these who die as cattle? 
                  -Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
                  Only the stuttering rifles`rapid rattle
                  Can patter out their hasty orisons.
                   No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;
                   Nor any voice of morning save the choirs,-
                   The shrill, demented Choirs  of wailing shells;
                   And bugles calling for them from sad shires.

                   What candles may be held to speed them all?
                    Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
                    Shall shine the holly glimmers of goodbyes.
                    The pallor of girls` brows shall be their pall;
                    Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds.
                     And each slow dusk a drawing- down of blinds.
                                                   

Friday, 2 November 2018

Rare. Czechoslovakian Military Issued Pobeda,



Rare Czechoslovakian Issued Pobeda.

This is the much rarer version of the Czech issued Pobedas. With Issue marks on the case back. As opposed to the imprinted dial version. See drop down list on the right hand side of this blog, to find this type.

As i said many years ago. You never find both together on the same watch, [imprinted dial and imprinted case back].

I must thank, once again, Micha Katz,[ formally ebay account Frantik], for this purchase, among others.A lovely watch.

Unfortunately, I also paid for an Czechoslovakian issued Shturmanskie. I have since heard nothing from him, i sincerely hope he has not met with a serious accident. I will update when i find out more.