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  • MichelleMedenblik

FRAGMENTS | Nudity During War

Due to the burden of the horrors of war, many commanders encouraged their soldiers to have close and intimate friendships with comrades of the unit to create a supportive atmosphere among the soldiers. Many soldiers, many of whom were just beginning to recognize their manhood, spent their leisure time trying to relieve stress and unburden themselves. Despite the fact that nude photographs were not common at that time and despite the difficulty of developing images of a sexual nature, a respectable collection of about 500 nude photographs from various armies was collected and survived the war.

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