Due to my move and the upcoming holiday of Shavuot, I’ll once again only be posting on Sunday and Monday of this week. To mark Memorial Day, here are some vintage photos of soldiers you may not have seen before.
A U.S. Army medic in WWII takes some time to help civilian children.
A U.S. Army medic (45th Infantry Division) and a captured Wehrmacht medic work together on a wounded Wehrmacht soldier, Anzio, Italy, 6 February 1944
U.S. Army medic treating a wounded Waffen SS soldier, 1944
1 July 1944, U.S. Army medics helping a wounded dog found in the rubble of Carentan, France
Some medics (like my character Yuriy Yeltsin-Tsvetkov of the Canadian Army) were trained as vets instead of people doctors, so why shouldn’t some human doctors sometimes switch their focus too?
1944, medics’ station
1943, wounded soldiers being evacuated sans ambulance
A Wehrmacht soldier with a soft spot for kittens
A cat hissing at a Wehrmacht soldier
A little boy saying goodbye to his father during WWII
WWI medics helping a wounded dog
He was caught and relieved of his post shortly afterwards, his ultimate fate unknown. It’s hard to believe the Berlin Wall really existed in my own lifetime and that there used to be two Germanys, since there’s been one unified Germany for 75% of my life so far!