Frederick Henry Townsend’s Zeppelin Picnic

Frederick Henry Townsend’s Zeppelin Picnic

Even after zeppelin attacks on London in may and June, Brits are undeterred and cannot  refrain from picnicking even under threat of being gassed. Acid satire by F.H. Townsend. Featured Image: Even under threat of attack, Upper class Brits are unable to refrain from...
Alexandre Dumas’ Musketeers Picnic

Alexandre Dumas’ Musketeers Picnic

Among picnics on the battlefield the déjeuner sur l’herbe in The Three Musketeers sets the pattern for sardonic humor. It’s meant as yet another instance of the Musketeers’ bravado, but Alexandre Dumas and Auguste Maquet (his co-author) add comic relief to the serious...
Sloan Wilson’s Gray Flannel Picnic

Sloan Wilson’s Gray Flannel Picnic

Without giving any reason, Ernest Hemingway thought Sloan Wilson’s The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit was trash. However, Americans still readjusting to World War Two and its aftermath, thought otherwise. It was a best-seller. And within a year of publication, Nunnally...
Churchill on the Rhine

Churchill on the Rhine

Winston Churchill, England’s Prime Minister picnicked in Holland on the west bank of the Rhine River with Gen. Bernard Montgomery, and Field Marshall Alan Brooke (February, 1945). Allied armies had already crossed the Rhine and invaded Germany, and though the area was...