Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Mystery Funeral

An image from the archives showed what appeared to be a memorial service.

A bier, surrounded by children (a choir, perhaps?) was flanked by officers in uniform:
But there was no religious iconography; no cleric presiding. Expanding the field of view shows some musicians are visible in the orchestra pit as well as a group of spectators reacting in unison. Still no obvious clue as to the denomination:
Pulling back further adds another dimension to the tableaux, and the mystery is resolved:
German military funeral, circa 1941

By Professor Batty


Blogger jono said...

A good lesson in perspective.

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