Each day we bring you one stunning little glimpse of history in the form of a historical photograph. Enjoy!
The little girls are in patriotic dress, cute!The one girl looks rather doubtful.
Her mother probably told her not to take candy from strangers.
This act of kindness was about all the troops had to look forward to. War is truly hell.
I'll bet that they hadn't tasted candy for years, if ever.
I like the 'thanks you, Americans' sign someone made. They thought about it and added an 's' after 'thank' which, while incorrect, shows they really wanted to make it perfect.
During the Berlin AirLift there was a Lt Halvorsen who would drop candy from the window of his C-47 to the kids waiting below. There is a good write up on him on Wikipedia, along with some period pictures. He was eventually promoted to Col and served as my commander in Berlin in the 70's. Quite a gentleman.
They had Scrap Metal drives during WWII where I lived. A man came down the street in a big truck with a PA system asking for metal. He always had suckers and bubble gum for the kids. A lot of pots & pans went for the war effort.
Look how worn out his uniform and boots look. This solder has done a lot of walking and crawling.
A great picture