Saturday 12 January 2013

A POW ship...photographed at last

Interesting post Steven.
As I write I can see a model of the Blucher made by a German pow out of scrap which was given to a member of my family for some kindness during the Great War.It takes pride of place on my bookshelf.
  1. Hi Alan,
    I would love to see a photo of that model. Stories like yours are a reminder that even in the horror of war, humanity still could shine through.
  2. Will post apiccie on my blog later in the week if i can.
    By the way do you know by any chance where I would get a crew/survivor list fom the Blucher?

     As you can see I finally got round to taking and posting photos I took of this ship which has been in my family for years.I promised Steve of the Old Admirals blog I would do so. 
    I love this ship with it's paper,wood,metal and twine costruction. It is indeed a work of art and looks as if it was a labour of love too.I hope you enjoy the pictures.I know little about it or how common or rare such items are.Anyone know more?


  1. Wow, definitely a work of art and labor of love! And a family treasure!

  2. Alan, that is an amazing artifact on so many levels. I feel honored to have seen it. thanks so much!