Voices from Russia

Saturday, 29 September 2012

29 September 2012. From the Russian Web. A Photo Essay. Felines at the Front, or, Pack Up a Kitty in Your Old Kit Bag, and Smile, Smile, Smile…


French Army soldier in a bunker on the Western Front, Argonne Sector. FRANCE. early 1916 in the winter

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French Navy anti-submarine trawler. 1940

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French Navy Training Ship Théodore Tissier. 1940

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The ORIGINAL “Puss n’ Boot”. Kitty in German Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger (Paratrooper) boot. Crete. GREECE. 1943

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German Wehrmacht Oberfeldwebel (Sergeant Major). The two stripes on his sleeve indicate a VERY senior NCO… an old sweat, indeed. YUGOSLAVIA. 1943

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Evacuation in the winter of 1943-44. Vitebsk BYELORUSSIA

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French Army topkick feeds his kitten tinned milk. INDOCHINA. 1956. This is masculine tenderness incarnated… and don’t you dare laugh… Sarge will still kick your arse all over the camp, troop…

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French Army Légion étrangère trooper with… a kitty in his cargo pouch… well, waddaya know… INDOCHINA. 1956

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French soldier in Kosovo. 2001.

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I was thinking of my dear departed Poochie… he woulda liked hanging with this bunch… it’s going to take a little while to work through it all…

BMD

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