I posted this on a couple of forums. For those of you who don't know our National War Memorial to the unknown soldier looks like this:
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And here is one of the most poignant comments without words that I have ever seen:
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Here is a brief description of the illustration:
His cartoon for Oct. 23 shows the bronze statues from the National War Memorial in Ottawa leaning down to comfort Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was shot and killed while standing guard at the memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Wednesday morning.
MacKinnon said he was working on other cartoons Wednesday morning when "all hell" started breaking loose in Ottawa and his other ideas "became quite trivial by comparison."
He did several sketches and showed his editors, and everyone agreed on the one that eventually ran — of a First World War soldier leaning over Cirillo's body. Only the young soldier's feet — with red and white Argyll and Sutherland Highland socks — are visible.
"There are things in Russia which are not as they seem..."
Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov
Too many tanks, not enough time....