Saturday, August 31, 2013


Long Friendships Despite a Short Existence
This was published on Nov 2012...

Monday, August 5, 2013


Revivez cet instant magique de la première sortie de la frégate
Hermione : revivez l'émotion ! by France3PoitouCharentes

Si 2012 aura été pour l'hermione l'année de la mise à l'eau, 2013 sera celle de son ascension vers le ciel avec la pose du 3ème et dernier étage de la mature dit mât de Perroquet. Dans la plus pure tradition, le hissage des vergues et des pièces de mats s'est effectué au cabestan manuel. Une performance quand on sait que la grande vergue pèse 3 tonne et demi pour 25m de long. L'hermione affiche désormais 47m de tirant d'air, l'équivalent d'un immeuble de 16 étages.
Un reportage de Jean-Marc Chauvet et Didier Gomez
Published on May 18, 2013

L'Hermione côtoie les sommets avec la fin de la pose de ses mâts


Première Sortie De L'Hermione Sur La Charente

La Mise En Eau De l'Hermione

Saturday, August 3, 2013

VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945


Great video of a spontaneous victory parade in Honolulu in 1945. Take a look at this video. Absolutely fabulous! Notice the cars and jeeps, youth. The guys in khaki or gray shirts and black ties are Navy officers or chiefs.
The rest are Army or Marines. How young they all were to do what they did.

This guy really captured a moment in history! (You can hear Jimmy Durante singing "I'll be Seeing You" in the background too.) This is a super video of a time past. We need to remember and be grateful. Check out the color fidelity. It's not bad for 1945. Nothing will ever compare with Kodak film.

VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 from Richard Sullivan on Vimeo.
I have over an hour of beautiful Kodachome 16mm movie footage filmed by my Dad on VJ Day and the three weeks following, which was always intended to be expanded into a documentary about The Day World War II Ended, if funding could be found. Recently I discovered Kickstarter, a crowd sourcing website that provides a platform for raising the funding necessary to accomplish this end.