Sunday, May 20, 2007
While in Mevagissey, I spotted a very cute looking model plane in a very strange antique shop. My wife insisted on buying it - it is, I suppose, the sort of thing a man ought to have on his desk. It is a metal Corgi model from their Aviation Archive range, a B-29 Super Fortress. On closer inspection, it turns out to be a very specific B-29. It is the Enola Gay. 'Are you into aircraft?' asked the seventies, old-rocker type shop owner. 'No,' I replied, 'mass slaughter.' Unable to back out after this witticism, I now find myself with a very beautiful model of the Enola Gay on my desk. Is this right?
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 4:27 pm