“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” — George S. Patton
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Life is often drastically altered during war time, but some measure of normal routine needs to be maintained while the machinery and events of war take their toll on the soldiers and the native populations.
A group of Chinese men pull a sampan along the inlet or river way
size – 3.25 x 2.25 including white space
NOTE: A couple of the workers are wearing abbreviated, wrap-around “shorts” which seem to expose their posteriors. Whether this is customary garb for the time or due to the hot and/or humid weather, I am not sure. [ See close up below ]
Pictured below is a group of soldiers and Chinese villagers heading out to do some reconnaissance work as a joint mapping party.
A mapping party of villagers and soldiers head out to do some reconnaissance
size – 3.25 x 2.5 including white space
Daily routines do continue during war to the extent possible. This is a picture of a Chinese story teller near Chungking. The people are gathered around, but look at the photographer as the picture is taken (Circa 1944.)
A village story teller takes a moment to pause for the picture as his audience looks on.
size – 2.5 x 3.25 including white space
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