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Abbietaya

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on: April 05, 2017, 06:55:17 AM
My uncle is 97 this year, i drew this in honour of him and the rest of the few.



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Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 08:15:35 AM
Abbie,

What a thoughtful thing to do for your uncle.

I should do that for my husband who was in the Army Air Corps - a B-17 pilot in WWII.

aloha
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Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 09:33:20 AM
 :heeha: Great rendition of the Spitfire Abbie.  O0   Lovely tribute.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 03:46:16 PM
Thank you val and mea, my uncle is canadian by birth came to england to join up flew spits and now and then the hornet but he loved the spitfire . He said the spitty was more maneuverable  than the hornet. You can see the look in his eyes as he talks about them , its like excitement for want of a better description . I think he was one who liked the adrenalin rush,( like a good many of them i suspect)a bit of a dare devil in his day . he met my aunt and stayed , worked as a civil servant until retirement. ..only relative left now... long may he live , still looks after himself , very independent

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Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 06:07:58 PM
Great drawing!

And please give your uncle my best regards.  As a fellow naturalized Canadian, borned French in post occupied France.  My family hold Canadian soldiers of the WW II is highest respect.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 06:39:06 PM
Thankyou annie, i certainly will
All the best


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Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 10:21:22 PM
Aah a wonderful drawing for your Uncle  :smitten:
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Reply #7 on: April 07, 2017, 03:39:43 PM
Very nice and thoughtful drawing, Abbie! My father was is WWII. Not as romantic as your uncle. Just a plain old dogface who saw a bit of France, a bit of Belgium and a bit of Germany before they evac'd him with frozen feet February '45.
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Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017, 11:39:25 AM
Hi steve,
My uncle on my mothers side was like your dad, he was called up when 17. Poor chap was caught in dunkirk , rescued had a weeks leave then sent back ended up being among those that liberated belson. He never spoke much about his time but he did ask me one day out of the blue if i thought he had caused possible death in the camp with kindness. When i asked what he meant he said that he and a few of the lads gave the walking starving some chocolate which they ate with relish only to become very ill. The guys were apparently told off and told to stop feeding the rescued. I explain to him How the body reacts when it been starved, that it rejects food and can cause death etc . But he and his mates shouldn't worry i doubt if they caused any fatalities, if they were walking then they hadn't gone to far.. poor bloke he had that on his mind right from belson to the 70's when he asked me.
So if it wasn't for foot solders   like my uncle and your dad the likes of my other uncle wouldn't have  been able to do what they did.. at the end if the day they all gave up alot to gain peace...power   to all of them everywhere
Take care  :thankyou:


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Reply #9 on: April 10, 2017, 11:40:27 AM
Thank you win
Take care.  :thankyou: :painting:


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Reply #10 on: April 13, 2017, 03:05:55 AM
i cant see your work!!
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Reply #11 on: April 13, 2017, 08:02:04 AM
Maria,

I am reposting Abbie's photo.  Hope you can see it now.


aloha

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Reply #12 on: April 15, 2017, 12:24:01 AM
Nice drawing  :clap:
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Reply #13 on: April 16, 2017, 12:28:51 PM
 :thankyou:


 

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