Here are some fun links to topics and content related to history and/or generations. It’s a blue plate special to kick off 2014. Enjoy!
Check out these haunting pictures of a car graveyard in Belgian. U.S. soldiers hid the beautiful vintage motors during World War II. They intended to return for them, but never did. Speaking of world wars, the BBC is undertaking an impressive four-year project. From 2014 to 2018, the British network will begin marking the 100th anniversary of World War I with a variety of documentaries, dramas, programs for children, music, live events, debates, discussions and a digital experience. The scope and scale of this is breathtaking and enormous: 2500 hours of programming. I’m really looking forward to tuning in as much as possible.
I’m especially looking forward to Teenage Tommies (British boy soldiers who fought in the hellish trenches) and a variety of features about how the war shaped a generation of artists, composers and musicians. Highlights include Music in the Great War; World War I – Cradle of Jazz; The Ballads of the Great War and Writers of the Somme and Artists of War.
The BBC has so many brands and so many websites, it’s a crazy-maker. Here are the best links I found to connect you with this ambitious project!
There’s even a special planned on war poems. My dad loved poetry and shared many war poems with me during my teen years. This one, Flanders Fields, is my favorite.
Downton Abbey has inspired die-hard fans to launch viewing parties. Only if I can come in a 1920s Flapper dress. Here’s a Pinterest Board for Downton Abbey parties and articles in the Denver Post and New York Times. If all that fails you, check out the Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook.
Check out this slideshow on the New Jersey Ledger website of vintage ambulance pictures.
Here are few more click-worthy headlines:
Cloudy With A Chance of People
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs was not my favorite kid movie, but the food animals were super cool! I also enjoyed the flower and plant people in Epic. Here’s a food animal from the 1950s who likes to serve punch. Ha! He was featured in LOOK Magazine in 1954. There’s nothing new under the sun, people.
1980s Remakes in 2014
Here’s a totally tubular rundown on 80s remakes: Endless Love, RoboCop and About Last Night. Someone make them stop.
Retro Handset for Mobile Phones
This thing is in my future. It can be in your future, too, for like $16.