I’m reminded of the Hungarian Uprising where the Hungarians were fighting Russian main battle tanks with rocks and Molotov cocktails. One trick that worked for a while was to put a soup plate in the middle of the street face down. The Russians would take it for a German ‘teller’ mine and get out to check – at which point, the Hungarians shot them or flamed the tank. In a couple of cases, they captured the tanks. Their next trick was to put a Hungarian flag on the back of a tank; another Russian would come along and shoot at it thinking it was captured.Copy that. I guess I'm drifting off topic but I'm remembering how European revolutionaries used to confound the mounted cavalry brigades by throwing fistfuls of ball bearings onto the cobblestones.
Friday, May 07, 2010
Annals of Street Warfare--Dinner Plates
John reads the news about Times Square being shut down because of an abandoned drinks cooler: