Wednesday, July 11, 2012
With a Rebel Yell
I keeping with yesterday's theme - Civil War veterans' commemoration (a subject that I will always be ready will and able to discuss at length) today I offer a reunion of Confederate veterans...having at the Rebel yell. You will note that one veteran comments: "We don't have much left but we will give you what we've got." Well, I would say that they do a mighty fine job. Try to imagine thousands of these guys (much younger versions, of course) yelling all at once. It would certainly scare the you-know-what out of me.
Something we should also keep in mind: this event recalls a spirit of elan and fraternity and even looks fun and entertaining...note - I cannot tell with precision when the film was shot (early 30s?) but this version was released in 1962, during the centennial. But decades prior to the event pictured these men were involved in some pretty grim work. What they saw and did we can never really understand - try as we might.