A soldier in uniform, looking carefree, a smile on his face, having a final photograph taken before an inevitable descent into hell. We have a name but we don't know the story: perhaps he lived, perhaps he died; almost certainly there will have been scars, both mental and physical. Old photographs are like that - a moment frozen in time and isolated from the joy and the misery, the success and the failure which is life. Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week comes from the Imperial War Museum collection on Flickr Commons. You can follow the theme or ignore the them, the choice is yours. In a wider sense the theme is - as it is very week - frozen moments in lost lives and all our Sepia Saturday posts follow in those footsteps. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 5th June 2021 and add a link to the list below.
Here are the next two theme images - J and K in our alphabetical tour of the Archives - to help you plan your future Sepia Saturday posts.
I'm back! This is a repost, slightly edited again, of my uniformed days flying.
Men in uniform? Uniforms? Buttons? Caps? Fancy chairs? Hmmm?
A great-granduncle in the Spanish American War
I went with "I" and my old stories about me ... no uniforms or soldiers today.
This one was easy. Military but musical of course.
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