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Posted 5 years ago


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WW2 snapshot image of two gruff looking combat veterans taking a smoke break in combat.

The details are fantastic: Both wear the circular dogs and look like its been several days since they have seen a razor.

The one on the left has a holstered .45 on his chest.

The other has a smoke grenade suspended from his pocket and has added some island foliage to camo his helmet. His fingers shows the signs of being in water for an extended period of time.

On the back is the identification along with a "Passed by Naval Censor" stamp.

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  1. gingerakesler gingerakesler, 5 years ago
    Fabulous fabulous photo, love it...
  2. gingerakesler gingerakesler, 5 years ago
    Really great, thank you for sharing...
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Love it, so candid, makes you wonder what they have just been through or what they are about to face.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks bellin-- I think it is a powerful image. I appreciate your comments

  5. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Powerful image - magnificent.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting mikko!

  7. musikchoo musikchoo, 5 years ago
    A well deserved Break !!
  8. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    I agree musik-- based on the lack of a shave and equipment, it looks like they just came "off the line" for a short break.

  9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks petey.

  10. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks trunkman, hems and kathy.

  11. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 5 years ago
    GREAT photo! I must ask: WHERE did you find this? This would be one of my favorites!
  12. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks tlmbaran-- I got it from an online seller!

    It looks better in person-- great tones and contrast from a WW2 field shot. Whoever took it did a great job of capturing the moment.

  13. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks toracat!

  14. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    great Image Scott, thanks for sharing.
  15. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking kerry!

  16. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks budek.

  17. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks roadside.

  18. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks roy and pat!

  19. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking ws.


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