Aftermath: U.S.A. #11


Original Caption:

Fort Benning -- President Eisenhower sits back and watches one of the Army's newest missiles roll past on its tracked launcher. The President and other top officials were shown some of the Army's newest equipment during their visit. (1960)

4 comments:

Maureen said...

Wait, another tank, what's going on here?

Tempest said...

His sitting posture and the way his right hand lays relaxed to his side tells me all I need to know what he thinking.
And this photo is taken at the twilight of his Presidency. Looking at this specific weapon and what it is designed to do and what he did 15 years at his succesful conclusion of the "Crusade in Europe" (apt name considering the enemy)

It must have been dispiriting.


heh


http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/k20000/k22608.jpg

laamish said...

"Missle firing tank!
Over 6 feet long!
Large enough for two kids inside"

Christopher said...

picnic martinis and rockets a-go go
let 'er rip..lets see what she kin dew..