You never know.

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 27 04:24:23 UTC 2010

Have you considered the possibility that there aren't that many ways
three guys can raise a flagpole?


On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 12:18 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at> wrote:
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> As a lagniappe from a Catalan bookseller, I've received a reproduction
> of the cover of Renacimiento Aragones, an Aragonese-nationalist
> journal. It shows, in the foreground, three guys on a mountaintop
> struggling to raise a young telephone-pole to which has been attached
> the Aragonese flag.
> I immediately recognized this as a rip-off of the raising of the
> American flag on Mount Suribachi.
> Surprisingly, though, the date on this cover is
> no.1, 15 de octubre de _1935_.
> I've heard and read for dekkids that the Suribachi photo was staged.
> Since what I have is only a repro of a supposed original that was
> extremely unlikely to have been seen by some random
> combat-photographer, well ... Further deponent sayeth not, because
> Youneverknow.
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> -Wilson
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