It was a plea from another world. Later, I thought it was blind chance that I let him go and plunged onward. That one man of all often appeared in my dreams. I hope that meant he got to see his homeland again.
We retreated to the first of the dugouts … it looked as though it had been a base for messengers and bicyclists attached to the artillery. Outside it lay my British soldier, little more than a boy, who had been hit in the temple. He lay there, looking quite relaxed. I forced myself to look closely at him. It wasn’t a case of ‘you or me’ any more. I often thought back on him; and more with the passing of the years. The state, which relieves us of our responsibility, cannot take away our remorse; and we must exercise it. Sorrow, regret, pursued me deep into my dreams. ❞
Ernst Jünger, In Stahlgewittern (via apollonian-arditi)
90 Years of BMW Motorrad. classic BMW two-wheelers (from top-bottom): BMW R 32 , BMW R 12 , BMW R 5 , and BMW R 51/3 
When we stop equating being American to owning guns, we will move forward as a nation.
Over 2/3 of the nation don’t own guns. Who is?
Move forward as a nation how? By forgetting our past? By lying to children about our history? By becoming a nation where it is more acceptable to be a victim than a hero?
Sounds to me like progress through the destruction of culture.
Dietmar Eckell - Happy End, 2010-2013
Happy End is a photo-project about miracles in aviation history - 15 airplanes that had forced landings but ALL on board survived and were rescued from the remote locations. The planes remain abandoned.
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