Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Oh the Humanity!

This morning a very disturbing image appeared in Al Watan newspaper.

The thoughts that rushed through my head where dominated by the 1937 footage recorded and seen by so many people of the Hindenburg disaster.

Herbert Morrison (announcer) was commentating on the arrival of the Hindenburg to New Jersey.

“It's practically standing still now. They've dropped ropes out of the nose of the ship, and it's been taken a hold of down on the field by a number of men. It's starting to rain again; the rain had slacked up a little bit. The back motors of the ship are just holding it, just enough to keep it from ...

It burst into flames! ... It's fire and it's crashing! It's crashing terrible! Oh, my! Get out of the way, please! It's burning, bursting into flames and is falling on the mooring mast, and all the folks agree that this is terrible. This is the worst of the worst catastrophes in the world! ...There's smoke, and there's flames, now, and the frame is crashing to the ground, not quite to the mooring mast...Oh, the humanity, and all the passengers screaming around here!”

Oh the Humanity!
I think would be the perfect caption for this picture.

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