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Augsburg & Ingolstadt
January 2010


En route from Augsburg to Ingolstadt, the colors of the week


The Army Museum in Ingolstadt, the medieval to modern section
(Neue Schloss, Bayerisches Armeemuseum)
 
A suit of armor from the 16th century

A Frankish knife blade, 8th-9th century


The Grandels, well-protected.

  A hat, horn, and leather vest from the Thirty Years' War

  Below, helmets in a row

 

Stacked spears make a work of art



Across the river, the Army Museum's special World War I exhibition
(Abteilung 1. Weltkrieg, Reduit Tilly)

Again, a fine mixture of art forms and information

Two covers from a trench newspaper called "Die Sappe" (linked her to the Bibliothèque nationale).
 
"Weinacht in Biebenbürgen": German soldiers as shepherds at the Nativity (1916);
right: A windmill in Flanders (1917)

 
With God for Kaiser & Kingdom

Left and below, two postcards I wish I could have used in Bloody Good. Both illustrate the relationship of Christ to the soldier. On the left, a wounded soldier falls at the foot of the cross as his comrade salutes and moves on. On the right--one I certainly would have published--Christ bends to kiss a soldier and tells him "Be faithful until death," i.e., true to the end. His victorious comrades march off to the right in the background. This second image addresses the same theme as Edward Bourne-Jones's famous "Miracle of the Merciful Knight" (1863). At the right is a sketch used to to prepare this famous painting.


An art form I did not know about: creating the Crucifix, along with the instruments of the Passion, in bottles.

Left and below, a Communist newspaper shortly after the war ended. The illustration shows farmers well-off before the war began, impoverished by the time it was over, the landscape dominted by a cemetery and, in the middle of it, perhaps, a new war memorial. The accompanying editorial says that people should take peace into their own hands


A fine building, too.

 

 

Visited 1-13-2010