So, I was rummaging in the basement of my apartment building the other day, looking for some stuff I dumped down there when I first moved in, when I came across this old, dusty shoebox. I didn't know what was in it, but I could see that on the outside someone wrote the words "Norway '85" on it's top with a pencil. Out of respect for the privacy of whomever owned this box I should have really put it back where I found it...but I just couldn't resist taking a peak. I've read a lot about the '80s over the years: that iconic decade of music, movies and, sadly, the 20th Century's last great war, what was logically called World War III. Heck, it was the decade I chose to do my freshman history thesis on! So I had to take a peak.
Inside I found a bunch of old analog pictures of some battle in Norway involving the Danes and some Warsaw Pact troops. From what I could gather the pictures were taken by a pool reporter sent to the front. Sadly, I couldn't find his name anywhere, but I know he was a reporter because of the comments he wrote on the back of each photo. Take, for example, the photo at the top of this blog. On the back, this unknown Walt Whitman wrote: "Damn Dane tanks! No match against the T-72 at range! The darn things brew up far too easily. This won't play well in Copenhagen!"