1944-This Is Trenchfoot

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    1. Joey K! 65 months ago | reply

      Good stuff. Not propaganda, but good stuff!

    2. notmrjohn 65 months ago | reply

      GI's used to write home asking for socks, clean dry socks. Ernie Pyle's books are full of conversations about socks. One of the joys of being pulled back from the line was a chance for clean dry socks.
      This is a kinda weird picture though, almost as if in the middle of battle he stopped to wash and dry his tootsies. And where did he get that bright white towel?

    3. eye.view 63 months ago | reply

      Well, he's got his priorities straight!

    4. Archangel 3 [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

      If he has the time to remove his boots and wash his feet, that towel may have come from a Red Cross gift package; it may have been brought up with QM supplies when a field kitchen came up to give them their first hot meal in weeks (if not months); it may have been it a package from home when the mail finally caught up with him in a rear area; it may have come from one of the gift packages sent to GIs by Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, high schools, junior high schools, elementary schools, Sunday schools, churches, American Legion, VFW, or countless other organizations and individuals who conserved, recycled, did without, and prioritized their homes and lives to help the war effort. Americans used to do things like that.

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