Updated: Nov 6, 2020
The photograph here shows Soldaten seated at a table eating a meal together at a table in 1941. The meal is likely breakfast as they are seen in their pyjamas. The branch of Wehrmacht that these Soldaten are in is unknown but they can be seen happy in conversation as they eat together. Even though like many photographs they were not taken in the field or in exercise some photographs like this allow for the moments of normal everyday life to be captured, this showing the Soldaten to be casually eating a meal likely to be discussing past times and family as well as jokes as good friends do. Even in their pyjamas they look smart. It’s these moments that show the other side to Soldaten life that isn’t usually seen. A crisp and detail photograph in the collection.