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Thursday, July 29, 2021

First World War Prisoners


These guys are supposed to be Russian POWs from World War I waiting for a shower.  One soldier 
seems to be keeping his boots on until the very last minute.  Theft was likely a problem.

 

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  1. Something about the lighting makes this picture charming despite the grim background story.

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    1. Being any sort of prisoner is indeed grim. I would only add that in the First World War, POWs were generally treated well. They were confined a long way from home, but these appear to be well fed, they're getting showers, and most of all, they are not being shot at.

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  2. J'espère que parmi ces militaires, il n'y en avait pas de gay... Il aurait été vite repéré!!!
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    I hope that among these soldiers, there were none gay ... He would have been quickly spotted !!!

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    1. Well, some certainly were gay, but we don't know what their sex lives in captivity were. Things have a way of happening, even under the most controlled circumstances.

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  3. There is something very sexy about how darkly tanned their faces, necks and hands are, contrasted with how pale they are everywhere else.

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