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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Tolkien's Landscapes 2: 'Foxglove Year'~ picture by Tolkien, poem by jan-u-wine.

Posted on 2013.06.27 at 18:42

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 Paulie
not_alone at 2013-07-01 15:36 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the link, Jan - I'd never seen "Peace On Earth" before. Made in 1939 - so sad that it was about to start all over again.

We'll never know, of course, if Tolkien would still have written LOTR if there had been no WW1 but if he had it would probably have been very different in parts - we know that his experiences in the war were behind several events in the book:)
jan_u_wine
jan_u_wine at 2013-07-01 16:24 (UTC) (Link)
that was a marvelous cartoon, I think (and yes, how sad that it didn't prevent what happened next....but you never know the impact that it had then and now....you never know how incrementally some small thing like that can change the course of the great river of time)

(it was nominated for an Oscar, i believe)

Re Tolkien: not only the events, but, of course, the character of Samwise was modeled on an officer's 'batman'. And Tolkien (though I can't say I agree) has said that Sam is the hero of the piece. Just as i imagine that the Brit batman may very well have been the hero to many an officer's story.
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