Long time reader and avid commentor, Angel, from Asturias Spain shared this with me a few months ago and I thought it was the perfect post to share this week since tomorrow will be Veteran’s Day in the U.S. This image comes from Michael Stokes 2020 picture book, My Naked Soldier, which was inspired by an even earlier book by Stokes called My Buddy.
I dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price. Do you have a photo you would like to share? Email me at email@example.com.
I want to pay my respect and affection to all those who have fallen in the line of duty fighting for peace and dignity of people!
It is also my wish to show my respect and affection for the soldiers on active duty today by offering them all my love and admiration, especially to the Marine Corps soldiers…!!!!!! 😉❤️
My guess is that this photo is postwar, between the years 1946/1952. I think they are two loving Russian soldiers (their boots were very characteristic) and their uniforms are as sober as it was then in Russia.
With this photo we can observe that some Russians of those years were affectionate in spite of Stalin, the cold weather, the fame of being cruel and going through a terrible World War with the Nazis hating to death the Russian people.
I hope and pray that these two loving soldiers were able to be happy throughout their lives! ❤️❤️
This kind of gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘brothers in arms’ doesn’t it?
This may be more information thank you want to know, but here’s what I can tell from the uniforms. I believe it’s from WWII. They are most likely not American (unless they took someone else’s boots). American boots tended to have laces, so these look either German or Polish. Looking at the gun holster and entrenching tool, it looks to be German more so than Polish. I could be completely wrong, but I am pretty sure it’s WWII not WWI.
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