The caring side of WWII- A glimmer of Hope

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It wasn’t only doom and gloom during WWII. Occasionally there were moments of hope and care. Amidst the darkest and horrific era of human history, humanity shone through.

I will leave the pictures do the talking, most of these were taken around D-Day.

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There is always time for a drink.

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And chocolate

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New hope and new life

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Time for a sing song and entertainment.

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Picnic

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Actors dressed as cowboys as part of the Canadian Army Invasion Revue in Banville on July 30, 1944. (Photo: Conseil Régional de Basse-Normandie / National Archives of Canada)

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Pfc Joseph E. Day (of Belloire, Ohio) holds a puppy named “Invasion” in a German helmet. Photo taken on July 14, 1944.

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Gratitude

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Paule M. Truffert among civilians in Cherbourg. According to LIFE, she was the only girl in town who spoke English.

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A woman stretches to give a bottle of water to a member of the 4th US Armored Division as they cross Le Repas

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Members of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, Sergeant T.F Mc Feat and Private J. Viner, administer plasma to a victim.

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Compassion During WW2

Even amidst the Horrors of WWII there was still some time for compassion.

A wounded Australian soldier being helped by a local during World War II. (Papua New Guinea, 1942)

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A Ukrainian woman, giving water to a captured Soviet soldier. (Ukraine, 1941)

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A soldier sharing his food and water with children. (Saipan, 1944)

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American soldiers, treating a wounded dog during World War II. (Guam, 1944)

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A Dutch woman entering military captivity with her husband, a German soldier, 1944

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American soldiers at the village fountain talking with a young woman, two children watch the scene in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy.

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Soviet soldier in the liberated village, 1941

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A Muslim woman protects a Jewish woman by covering her Star of David with her veil.

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Dutch girls escorting American soldiers to a dance.

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German soldier giving bread to an orphaned Russian boy, 1942

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The Human side of WW2

This blog contains pictures depicting the Human side of World War 2. Among all the destruction and evil there were moments of compassion, let us never forget about that.

A wounded Australian soldier being helped by a local during World War II. (Papua New Guinea, 1942)

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Two American soldiers, comforting a little girl by giving her a puppy during World War II. 

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A Ukrainian woman, giving water to a captured Soviet soldier. (Ukraine, 1941)

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A soldier sharing his food and water with children. (Saipan, 1944)

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American soldiers, treating a wounded dog during World War II. (Guam, 1944)

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This image shows a M1937 Field Range being used by WWII Soldiers on Thanksgiving. At Thanksgiving time, Sgt Louis S. Wallace, Meadville, Miss., prepares two of the many thousands of turkeys that have arrived from the states.

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A WWI veteran stands beside a ruined German anti-aircraft gun while greeting the liberating US troops; Saint-Malo, France – August 1944

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Photographer Robert Capa, left, and Ernest Hemingway, right, accredited as a correspondent for Collier’s magazine, with their Army driver in France shortly before the liberation of Paris.

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An American medic helping a wounded Waffen SS soldier, 1944

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A French woman welcomes an American soldier on November 25, two days after French and U.S. troops liberated Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace.

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German soldiers play with a stray kitten.

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A US Soldier tends to the wound of a young German Soldier near the end of WWII.

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A rare moment of compassion is shown at the Battle of Stalingrad. A German soldier tends to a wounded Russian woman and shelters her infant a German trench.

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A medic bandages the injured foot of a child while his younger brother looks on. [1944]

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A Soviet soldier shares his cigarettes with German prisoners. [, July, 1943]

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