Saturday, May 12, 2012

Beer, not bombs.

I've been trying to find this picture for a while now.  It's a British Spitfire carrying beer to the troops in Normandy after the invasion.

I've often come to the defense of beer in comparison to wine and have used the argument that almost no army marched on purely wine, beer on the other hand was integral to the health and well-being of marching armies. Even the Romans when conquering the Gauls where unable to transport enough grapes for wine to the north and began to drink the indigenous beverage, even after the Emperor Julian declared beer to taste like a billy goat.

This could turn into a much larger entry, but as I thoroughly enjoy this image of warfare at its lightest, I thought you might too and leave it at that.

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