Prisoner (by National Library of Ireland on The Commons)

A prisoner under escort at the South Western Front during the Irish Civil War. 

Date: 22 July 1922

Prisoner (by National Library of Ireland on The Commons)

A prisoner under escort at the South Western Front during the Irish Civil War. 

Date: 22 July 1922

As far as I can recall, the initial shiver of inspiration was somehow prompted by a newspaper story about an ape in the Jardin des Plantes who, after months of coaxing by a scientist, produced the first drawing ever charcoaled by an animal: this sketch showed the bars of the poor creature’s cage. — Vladimir Nabokov, from “On a Book Entitled Lolita” (via liquidnight)
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him. — Sir Winston Churchill (via liquidnight)