FRAGMENTS | Nudity During War
In light of the harrowing realities of war, numerous commanders sought to foster a sense of camaraderie and emotional support among their soldiers by encouraging close and intimate friendships within their units. These relationships served as a means for the soldiers, many of whom were coming to terms with their own masculinity, to find solace and alleviate the burdens of their experiences.
During their leisure time, these soldiers sought avenues to relieve stress and unburden themselves. Surprisingly, despite the uncommon nature of nude photography during that era and the challenges associated with developing and preserving images of a sexual nature, a significant and respectable collection of approximately 500 nude photographs from various armies managed to survive the war.