Sunday, January 23, 2022


This painting was displayed above the model of Kap'yong as seen in yesterday's post. Holding At Kap'yong is another painting by Ted Zuber.

The Korean War would end in an armistice that resulted in two Koreas: a  democratic South Korea and a communist North Korea run, well... as a personal fiefdom and personality cult by a family of insane kleptocrats. To this day that's still the case, with a demilitarized zone and two large military forces still on either side of it.

A NATO command centre of the era is reproduced here. On large monitors, scenarios for a hypothetical World War III play out.

The standoff of NATO and the Warsaw Pact would go on for decades.

War games- a contradiction in terms, but part of the efforts to work together. Joint exercises were often held (and still are) as part of military training and readiness. Here we have one such example.

The tanks got bigger.

Canadian forces were committed to the ground, the sea, and the air as well. The Canadian Navy spent much of its efforts into anti-submarine work.


  1. Isn't it amazing that 30 years have passed since the Soviet Union collapsed? Young people have no recollection of it.

  2. Again dark pages of the world 's history.

  3. And NATO's role is still relevant and important.

  4. The tank looks huge and once again another expressive painting.

  5. NATO is in the news a lot these days. I hope it is deterrent enough to keep war at bay.

  6. Son dos zonas muy bien diferenciadas y con distintos intereses políticos, son bien cercanas pero se conserva una gran tensión entre ellas.


  7. @Linda: and try to explain it to them.

    @Italiafinlandia: very dark.

    @Revrunner: quite true.

    @Gemel: it's quite a tank.

    @Marie: me too.

    @Tom: so it seems.

    @Ventana: thanks.

  8. Those joint exercises go on today.

  9. And today things are looking bad again.

  10. Enjoyed the painting ~ good exhibit too

    Wishing you lots of loving moments,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. @magiceye: I agree.

    @Sharon: and for good reason.

    @Maywyn: that is true.

    @Jan: that is the case.

    @RedPat: they are indeed.

    @Bill: I think so.

    @Carol: thanks!

  12. Even now the tension is still there!

    All the best Jan

  13. The Korean war is not something I hear much about these days, more emphasis seems to be put on the 1st and 2 ww.

  14. I always kind of forget about the Korean war. This is a good reminder.