Photographer's Note

I have previously shared with you the main reason I wanted to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow, the painting 'Christ of St John of the Cross' by Salvador Dali:

But there was a second item which I was very keen to see. A real Spitfire LA198, plane similar to those which took part in the Battle of Britain. This particular copy is from 1947 which means it didnít take part in the war anymore. The plane looks a bit lost in this wide composition, but it supposedly weights 2.3 tons! I wanted to show the whole hall where the plane floats above the stuffed animals.

My parents were born before WWII, but for me the war in Europe was such a distant event that It didnít even seem real. I remember well the exposition in Auschwitz, which is visited probably by every Polish school child. It is a memorial place which is so realistically preserved that the war becomes so very real for you.

I have read a lot of stories about amazing Polish pilots fighting in the Battle of Britain. There is a recent movie, Squadron 303 which presents the story of the most successful RAF squadron made of Polish pilots:
Hence my interest in seeing one of those WWII planes so close.

Few months ago, the world has changed again. The Russian propaganda tries to manipulate the weak and uneducated minds and even the Pope spreads the lies that it is NATOís fault that Russia started the war. This is such a typical manipulative excuse ďlook what YOU made me to doĒ. The fact is Russia started the full-blown war, they started to kill, murder and destroy. There is no excuse. They took the history back to the previous century. So for Godís sake people please donít ever forget it! Donít try to justify it! Nothing justifies it.

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