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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

One Bucket, to Go: 1918

One Bucket, to Go: 1918

Circa 1918. "U.S. Army camp kitchen." National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Kick up the fire!

Nice pork belly, I'm sure there's some bacon and brisket for dinner. "It seems as though fresh meat and good liquor is the only thing propelling my men, would that all my generals drank like Grant, this evil conflict would be over." - A. Lincoln, circa?

Baby-faced now

I thought the same thing. But I have seen so many recent photos of young soldiers and marines who I though looked like they belonged in middle school, that I can't be surprised anymore.

So baby-faced

I almost thought this was another Boy Scout picture.

 
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