Tuesday, July 21, 2015 – Queen Elizabeth II and The Salute
I see where a photo taken in 1933 of then seven year old Princess, now Queen Elizabeth II surfaced of her mimicking the Nazi salute. All in favor of wiping out all references in the history books of the soon to be longest reigning British Monarch, please raise your hands. Item passes. And the next item on the Texas State Board of Education agenda is…
This photo has nothing to do with Queen Elizabeth. It’s here because I do not have a photo of Queen Elizabeth and if there is no photo on blog in Facebook, all it shows is my torso. Thank goodness, I was only four years old.
Lucky I am now too old to teach, as I would probably get my credentials yanked, for I remember vividly all the neighborhood kids and me goosestepping around, giving the Nazi salute and saying “Heil Hitler”. I also remember running through all the gullies behind my house pretending to be in the French Resistance and saving American fly-boys. That would probably get me in trouble with the “Freedom Fries” crowd. None of the adults seemed at all concerned. I guess DeKalb, Texas during WWII was not sufficiently patriotic by current standards, though the parents who weren’t off marching through Europe or island-hopping in the Pacific were working at one of the two local defense plants making tanks or ammo.