Monday, April 6, 2009

From the "What Tipped You Off?" Department

Perhaps this is just a lot of fun, or perhaps they are asking why, with all the spidery swastikas and other dark symbolism, more Germans in the 1930s didn't ask, "Are we the baddies?"

From That Mitchell and Webb Look, the BBC show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb September 14, 2006.

In the comment below, a friend in Ottawa draws our attention to the cap badge of the Queen's Royal Lancers.

...yet, clearly the good guys. But the skull is clearly that of the soldier under the cap. The message is "Death or Glory." The one wearing this badge will settle for either one or the other, but nothing in between. It is something like the Spartan woman, reported in Plutarch, who sent her husband off to war, saying, "Come back with your shield or on it."

1 comment:

Ian said...


May I draw your attention to the cap badge of the Queen's Royal Lancers?