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Viktor Bulla's Pioneers in Defense Drill, Leningrad (1937) | by Heidi Heidi Heidi
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Viktor Bulla's Pioneers in Defense Drill, Leningrad (1937)

Bulla's photograph of hundreds of children wearing gas masks was not meant to be ghoulish, a commentary on war or lost innocence, but rather exemplified a reason for pride--the country was blessed with well-trained, well-equipped and obviously courageous young fighters.

 

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Taken on July 6, 2007