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It's beer o'clock! (again)

What a wonderful place to enjoy a beer with a mate, don’t you think?


Poor goat

(at least, it seems this animal is a goat). The smile of these soldiers and the knives held by two of them are clear: this animal is about to be slaughtered and to be eaten soon (if you’re interested in such pictures, see… 7 more words


The backdrop

This post is following in some way yesterday’s one, as it shows another example of backdrop used by photographers in their studio. I don’t have any indication about a potential date for this picture, but I presume it was taken during the war. 30 more words


Peeling potatoes

I don’t know if it happens in other countries, but in France, military service is often seen as soldiers peeling potatoes for a long time. Such as these soldiers, near the front line. 31 more words


SPOTLIGHT: Cunning Pre-Code Bennett (III)

Welcome to a new Film Friday and the continuation of our spotlight series on the Pre-Code work of the unjustly neglected Constance Bennett (1904-1965), whose work we’d never covered before here on Film Friday! 1,353 more words


Peau de grenouille

(“frogskin” for those who don’t know French). I’ve found this picture by chance in the second volume of La Guerre documentée and I must confess I don’t know anything about it. 43 more words


Bringing the soup

As usual, as it’s almost dinner time, another post dedicated to the “food in trenches” topic, with these two tommies bringing soup to their comrades on the front line!