Friday, October 10, 2008

Artist Under Fire





and you think YOU have it hard! Read this, about Artist Len Smith
Perhaps the most fascinating part of this story has to his sketches of a tree were then the basis of a hollow steel model, then replacing the actual tree under the cover of night to spy on the Germans... I wouldn't have believed it if I had seen it in a movie. Didn't Charlie Chaplin do the same thing in one of his movies?

" He is volunteered for a mission in which he is disguised as a tree in no-man's land. He evades the German troops trying to cut him down for firewood and saves a comrade from the firing squad, escaping through a pipe which their rotund German pursuer cannot fit through. Charlie makes it through to the ruined cottage where Edna tends his wounds before the Germans arrive."

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