19 December 2008

Imperial German Dueling Club

Today's university students, one might argue, are inveterate louts. Our ancestors were a sturdier breed. In the photo (above) note the horn-rimmed spectacles, repp tie, and the blood on the face of the chap at lower left.

3 comments:

M2 said...

Is it just me or is the bill of the cap worn by the fellow on the right ridiculously long?

Corpsier said...

We still do "it" in Germany & Austria ...

The cap worn by the fellow on the right is long but right for his job as a "Sekundant" for his fencer.

Ray Frensham said...

Exactly, my dear Corpsier. The tradition of the Bourschenchaft (I do hope I have spelt that right) are still around, despite repeaetd attempts to suppress the fine traditions of honour and loyalty. Long may they continue.