Photo Book Showcases WWII Soldiers' Naked Bonding Time [NSFW]
They were called the Greatest Generation for a big reason, and now that big reason includes the jaw-dropping amount of fully nude bonding time World War II soldiers seemed to share together. The intimate moments were captured on camera but took decades to reveal, marking their grand debut in a new photo book titled My Buddy.
Every harrowing day for a serviceman during World War II was potentially his last. To help bolster troops against the horrors of combat, commanders encouraged them to form tight “”buddy”" relationships for emotional support. Many war buddies, together every moment, and depending on each other to survive, formed intimate friendships.
When they weren’t fighting side by side, they relaxed together, discharging tension in boisterous play—sometimes naked play. The full extent of nude horseplay among men during World War II can’t be known, as cameras were rare and film hard to process, but some men did document this unprecedented male bonding in small, anonymous photos mostly kept hidden away until their deaths.