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.
Isn't it amazing that 30 years have passed since the Soviet Union collapsed? Young people have no recollection of it.ReplyDelete
Again dark pages of the world 's history.ReplyDelete
And NATO's role is still relevant and important.ReplyDelete
The tank looks huge and once again another expressive painting.ReplyDelete
NATO is in the news a lot these days. I hope it is deterrent enough to keep war at bay.ReplyDelete
...tension never goes away!ReplyDelete
Son dos zonas muy bien diferenciadas y con distintos intereses políticos, son bien cercanas pero se conserva una gran tensión entre ellas.ReplyDelete
@Linda: and try to explain it to them.ReplyDelete
@Italiafinlandia: very dark.
@Revrunner: quite true.
@Gemel: it's quite a tank.
@Marie: me too.
@Tom: so it seems.
The painting is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Those joint exercises go on today.ReplyDelete
The emotion is strong in the painting.ReplyDelete
And so it goes on and on.ReplyDelete
And today things are looking bad again.ReplyDelete
Enjoyed the painting ~ good exhibit tooReplyDelete
Wishing you lots of loving moments,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
@magiceye: I agree.ReplyDelete
@Sharon: and for good reason.
@Maywyn: that is true.
@Jan: that is the case.
@RedPat: they are indeed.
@Bill: I think so.
Even now the tension is still there!ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
May NATO continue to work.ReplyDelete
I hope so.Delete
The Korean war is not something I hear much about these days, more emphasis seems to be put on the 1st and 2 ww.ReplyDelete
That is true.Delete
I always kind of forget about the Korean war. This is a good reminder.ReplyDelete
It's easy to overlook coming so soon after WW II.Delete