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Thu May 15, 2014, 02:59 PM

World War II as you've NEVER seen it before!Light-hearted photos of nude British and Allied soldiers

Full Title: World War II as you've NEVER seen it before! Light-hearted photos of nude British and Allied soldiers revealed in eye-opening new book (NSFW? There are photos at the link...hineys only.)

From the horrors of the Blitz to kamikaze attacks in the Pacific, World War II inflicted terrible suffering on troops and civilians alike.

But as these photos reveal, soldiers fighting the war, whether in the Far East or Europe, did enjoy some more light-hearted moments.

Hidden away in the attics of former servicemen for more than 60 years, the pictures, which show soldiers from the UK, Australia and the USA among others, shed fresh light on the friendships fostered between the men who fought.

The photos, which appear in a new book, My Buddy: World War II Laid Bare, are drawn from an archive created by Los Angeles based photographer, Michael Stokes, which contains more than 500 images of off-duty World War II soldiers.

His extensive collection includes snapshots of soldiers and sailors from Australia, the UK, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, and the USA, cavorting on the sand in the South Pacific, shivering in the snow of Eastern Europe, posing solo in the barracks, and in great happy groups.

more: (remember, photos included!!!) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2622554/World-War-II-youve-NEVER-seen-Light-hearted-photos-nude-British-Allied-soldiers-offer-surprising-snapshot-life-line.html

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Definitely a different take on WWII. Personally, I think it also gives an insight into how nudity was viewed. I know "Life" published several similar photos throughout WWII.

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Reply World War II as you've NEVER seen it before!Light-hearted photos of nude British and Allied soldiers (Original post)
Behind the Aegis May 2014 OP
William769 May 2014 #1
raccoon May 2014 #2
AnotherDreamWeaver May 2014 #3
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William769 May 2014 #5
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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 03:07 PM

1. Very interesting.

Part of History rarely talked about. Glad to see it getting the exposure that it deserves.

More to follow.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 05:16 PM

2. I didn't know British soldiers always wore a Union jack over their you-know-what! nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #2)

Fri May 16, 2014, 02:37 AM

3. What happened to that "Full Monty" thing? nt

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Response to AnotherDreamWeaver (Reply #3)

Fri May 16, 2014, 02:44 AM

4. Trust me, the non-flag ones are out in the internet universe!

I have it on good authority.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #4)

Fri May 16, 2014, 02:55 AM

5. You do know my PM address right?

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Response to William769 (Reply #5)

Fri May 16, 2014, 02:58 AM

6. LOL! Yeah, but like those pics....

...I am a tease!

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