Putting on a brave face.
It isn’t easy to do without, but to do without while giving the impression that little has changed offers necessary courage to one living in an otherwise terrifying situation. Women had no power over the volatile state of the world, and after conscription was introduced, they also lost control over which jobs they held and where these jobs took them; if they could succeed in appearing strong and unruffled on the outside, perhaps on the inside they might also feel capable of succeeding in the midst of the uncertainty that had become their lives
posted by ellieBOA
on Jul 31, 2014 -
. My Granddad once told me that I didn't understand Nazi's, because the black and white film always made it look unreal. He said if the films were color, I'd see.
posted by Mblue
on Mar 5, 2010 -
Recently released documents from the British National Archives have unearthed the role of an astrologist called Louis de Wohl
. His claim was that, since Hitler consulted an astrologer to determine what to do, he could look at the same star signs and predict what Hitler's actions would be. The Intelligence services apparently did not believe this - but British Security Coordination
, a secret propaganda organisation designed to influence Americans to join the war, did see a possibility in this and sent him on a US tour where he foretold Hitler's imminent downfall. He may also have been asked to leak some information which had previously been decrypted from Enigma messages. A BBC Radio 4 interview
with historian Christopher Andrew
and writer William Boyd
(starting 18min 50 sec in) provides more details.
posted by rongorongo
on Mar 4, 2008 -
I don't know how serious this guy
is, but he does have a comprehensive Fag Facts
page. Some times I don't know what is good satire and what is just ignorant hate propaganda.
posted by tamim
on Sep 24, 2000 -