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A blog dedicated to my love affair with men of the past
click on the pictures and where possible, it will take you too the young mans story

Horace Greasley, I have just finished reading this mans wonderful story ‘Do the birds still sing in hell?’. you can find out more about him here 

Horace Greasley, I have just finished reading this mans wonderful story ‘Do the birds still sing in hell?’. you can find out more about him here 

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Major Richard “Dick” D. Winters (January 21, 1918 – January 2, 2011)[1] 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.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Major Richard “Dick” D. Winters (January 21, 1918 – January 2, 2011)[1] was a United States Army officer and decorated war veteran. He commandedCompany “E”, 2nd Battalion506th Parachute Infantry Regiment101st Airborne Division, during World War II.

mydaguerreotypeboyfriend:

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

mydaguerreotypeboyfriend:

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

sorrowbynamesorrowbynature:

WW1 silk card ‘I’ve got everything I need but you’

sorrowbynamesorrowbynature:

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"

Bernard and Francis McDaniel ca.1943-1944

young Canadian brothers in England :

"Even here it is hard to realise there is a war on"

fymeninolduniforms:

Soviet cadets… take a look at more of thardy’s collection of photographs of Russian/Soviet soldiers

fymeninolduniforms:

Soviet cadets… take a look at more of thardy’s collection of photographs of Russian/Soviet soldiers

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Edward Mannock, top-scoring British ace of WWI, VC, MC…. and really, really cute!

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Edward Mannock, top-scoring British ace of WWI, VC, MC…. and really, really cute!

(via fymeninolduniforms)

fymeninolduniforms:

Belgian soldier during WWI, taken in 1916. I love the dreamy, faraway look in his eyes. Spiffy overcoat, too.
(Source: Moments of Being)

fymeninolduniforms:

Belgian soldier during WWI, taken in 1916. I love the dreamy, faraway look in his eyes. Spiffy overcoat, too.

(Source: Moments of Being)

The Saarlouis Theatrical Committee, 1918

The Saarlouis Theatrical Committee, 1918

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.”

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.”

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