Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Remembering Snoopy vs. the Red Baron

Some readers might be too young to remember this, but there was a time in America when the only reference you ever heard to World War I was in Charlie Schulz's Peanuts.

This one gave me a big laugh during basic training.


Our regular contributor Steve Miller, sent this contribution:


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  2. And listening to it on the radio...Snoopy and the Red Baron, 1966 by the Royal Guardsmen.

  3. An inspiration to budding aviators everywhere!

  4. Oh wow. Takes me back.
    And I'd forgotten the weird noises he made - not the gunfire, but 1:03.

  5. I also love it when Snoopy is going off to quaff a few root beers with his old pal on Remembrance Day.

  6. There's an entire WWI story line within one of the books. Getting shot down behind enemy lines and working his way back to the Allies. Crossing fields, bombed out villages, crossing trenches and no-man's land and so on.

  7. "Curses foiled again"