A minimalist short by London-based animator David Zamorano featuring a sniper holding out with his captured prisoner during the downfall of a nuclear conflict – a take on the absurdity of war and the maddening stress of isolation and loneliness.
An imaginative exploration of love and loss by London-based animator Lizzy Hobbs. To wit:
Following the end of a stormy love affair, Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka enlists in the First World War. After suffering serious injuries in battle, he experiences a series of memories and visions as medics transport him through the forests of the Russian front.
RT’s Paula Slier reports from Donetsk and carefully sidesteps the Ukrainian President’s assertion that the Russian Army has invaded.
The story of 10 Russian soldiers getting lost and ending up 20 miles into Ukrainian territory is still being pedalled.
“Now a few days ago there were 10 Russian soldiers who mistakenly crossed over the Russian-Ukrainian border into Ukrainian territory. The incident happened at night while at a part of the border where there are very few signposts”
That’s the reason why we are so reluctant to admit a full-scale Russian invasion in Ukraine pic.twitter.com/bglUWnrdHt
— Maxim Eristavi (@MaximEristavi) August 28, 2014
— MFA of Ukraine (@MFA_Ukraine) August 27, 2014
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) August 27, 2014
UK-based photographer Thom Atkinson’s series Soldiers’ Inventories – an attempt to explore “the mythology surrounding Britain’s relationship with war.”
With the help of historians, reenactment specialists, collectors and private soldiers, the series (featuring soldiers’ kits laid out and documented in detail here) span 948 years from Hastings to Helmand Province.
Above: typical soldier’s kit from the Battle of Hastings (1066), Siege of Jerusalem (1244), Agincourt (1415), Bosworth (1485), Malplaquet (1709), Arnhem (1944), The Falklands (1982), Helmand (2014).