Major Richard “Dick” D. Winters (January 21, 1918 – January 2, 2011) was a United States Army officer and decorated war veteran. He commandedCompany “E”, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II.
Robert Graves, c. 1914, age 19. Reported dead at the Somme, Graves was one of the few of his generation to survive the war. He became a translator, poet, and novelist, and was the author of I, Claudius. Graves died at the age of 90 in 1985, a model Daguerreotype boyfriend if there ever was one.
Submitted by rrendyourheart
WW1 silk card ‘I’ve got everything I need but you’
Bernard and Francis McDaniel ca.1943-1944
young Canadian brothers in England :
“Even here it is hard to realise there is a war on”
Soviet cadets… take a look at more of thardy’s collection of photographs of Russian/Soviet soldiers
Edward Mannock, top-scoring British ace of WWI, VC, MC…. and really, really cute!
Belgian soldier during WWI, taken in 1916. I love the dreamy, faraway look in his eyes. Spiffy overcoat, too.
(Source: Moments of Being)
Lt. The Hon. Edward Wyndham ‘Bim’ Tennant
who died on 22nd September 1916, aged 19.
taken from a letter sent to his mother two days before his death :
“To-night we go up to the trenches we were in, and to-morrow or the next day we go over the top… I am full of hope and trust, and I pray that I may be worthy of my fighting ancestors… I have never been prouder of anything, except your love for me, than I am of being a Grenadier.”