We hear things retrospectively when we have understood them - Marcel Proust
Gdynia then was mostly new being built up in the 1920's as a new port for Poland. It is north of Gdansk, an ancient town with a long history of changing ownership with a Prussian population. In 1939 it was a major objective for the Germans being a part that they lost in 1920. It was also an area affected by The Lithuanian Crusade in the 1390's with Bolingbroke, later King Henry IV, riding with The Teutonic Knights along with some of his knights. There is a Waterton family tomb in Methley Church that has one, Sir Robert Waterton.
Well done, AK, hugely evocative.
All done in a minor key - just ripe for 1938/9.
Demetrius - I'm reminded of something Bertie Wooster asked Jeeves.David - it is evocative isn't it?Scrobs - I wouldn't know about the key, not my strong point.
That's a thought I often have, looking at old photos of people going about their business. Little did they know. Little do we know too.
James - I have such thoughts too and I agree, little do we know.
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