Friday, October 13, 2017

Boot camp

Georg, who is the the proprietor of the idiosyncratic Pocoloco Hotel in Chania, is also an alpine guide. Crete was the scene of some of the bloodiest fighting of the Second World War and on his treks in the island's back country Georg has found these old army boots which now decorate his hotel. The first one seen below is a Greek army boot. This, like many modern Greek governments, was a compromised concept that did not stand the test of time.


Next is a British army boot; nothing fancy but it clearly did its job.


Finally, below is a German army boot which displays notably superior technology in its construction compared with the Greek and British footwear. So the moral of this little story is that the best technology does not always win.


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