This French artist, aviator and race driver perfectly captured and expressed the Diesel Era spirit.
Of all the Gin Joints in all the countries of all the world, you walked into mine. Here...Casablanca, French Morocco, paradise lost.
Paris has fallen, and that hardly amounts to a hill of beans in this crazy world. A man's got to do what a man's got to do...and for me, that's keep this joint runnin' and keep my own neck out…Continue
In the mid-1980s producer Giorgio Moroder released a highly controversial version of the silent movie era classic: Metropolis. According to Wikipedia:
In 1984, a new restoration and edit of the film was made by Giorgio Moroder, a music producer who specialized in pop-rock soundtracks for motion pictures. Moroder's version of the film introduced a new contemporary pop music soundtrack for the film. Although it restored a number of previously missing scenes and plot details…
On Killer Serials, we showcase the pulpy short films that were popular in the 1930s and 1940s.
Today, we're watching chapter one from Republic Films' The Fighting Devil Dogs.
What you need to know about The Fighting Devil Dogs
Released in 1938, The Fighting Devil Dogs is a twelve chapter serial where two Marines are charged with saving the world from "The Lightning," a costumed super villain…Continue
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I leave to all the talented story tellers on Dieselpunks.org to write the matching noir scenario... and to every one to think about his own…Continue
Instead of being an opponent of the German Bf-109 this sleek fighter became its ally.
The Avia B.35 was a fighter aircraft built in Czechoslovakia shortly before World War II. It was designed to meet a 1935 requirement by the Czechoslovakian Air Force for a replacement for their B-534 fighter biplanes. The B.35 was an elegant, low-wing monoplane with…Continue
This compact streamliner appeared in the most inappropriate year - 1944
Based on the KdF-Wagen Typ 60, aka VW Beetle, it was designed by K.C. Volkhart as a fast courier car for Luftwaffe (German Air Force). Body, designed by Baron Reinhard von Koenig-Fachsenfeld, was built…Continue
Aviators on both sides lived more comfortably than soldiers in the trenches. At best, home might be a commandeered chateau where wine, cooks, batmen*, and a range of sporting activities made for a highly civilized life during wartime.
To unwind, the airmen read books, wrote letters, listened to music, and made their own entertainment. For example, some squadrons became famous for boisterous parties; others organized variety shows.
Whenever possible, the airmen sought the…Continue