Posted by: notsofancynancy | September 18, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life #3

Everyday life in the ETO, France 1944-45

You can click on the picture to make it bigger

This picture is from my father’s WWII pictures. He wrote “Coffee Time” on the back. The men shown are Gerald Dennis, Myron Morris, Raymond Linden, Alexander Weil, and Reynold Hanson. This shows what everyday life was for the Soldiers in France. If you know any of the families of these men please contact me. Most of them are from Nebraska but some are not.

(Click here to see my Find a Grave Virtual Cemetery dedicated to the men of the 110th/35th Quartermaster Division)



  1. this is great and thank you so much for sharing your greatest generation photos and stories with us.

  2. It’s so nice that your dad took so many pictures and documented things so well.

    • Thanks for taking the time to let me know you enjoy it.

  3. I do enjoy the nostalgia of your fathers photos so much – but I always remember that war for him was not being viewed from this safe distance.

    • No it sure wasn’t. The field training they are doing is way more important than I thought. It is trying to teach them how to survive in Germany’s terrain.

  4. The guys look so tired. I can remember being out in the woods camping, not having anyplace to sit and relax is the pits. If we could magically get a recliner to them for just a few minutes, I bet a smile would erupt on their faces. Love the photo’s you are sharing!!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

    • Thanks Kenny, the more I read Dad’s letters the more we can see how hard it was for them and we are still training. I cannot imagine what it will be like when they go “over.”

  5. That’s a cool photo. I love history – great post.

  6. The photo reminds me of the many we have of my husband’s father. He went over to Guam with a government position to rebuild, and many of the photos are of him enjoying a meal or a light-hearted moment with a group of his buddies. This photo you’ve shared is such a reminder of how these servicemen needed each other to hold onto morale. Great to see!

    • They really do lean on each other. I don’t think I ever really knew how much. Amazing.

  7. Thanks for sharing all of your amazing old photos. I’m an American History major. I love being able to look back and see photos from this time period.

    • Thank you for taking the time to let me know you like them. I am blessed I have them to share.

  8. I just love your photos, and can picture my dad in them. I appreciate you sharing your dads story with us.

    • I am glad you like them! I do love sharing them.

  9. You can only imagine the close bonds that must have been made between men who you trusted with your life. Nice to see a photo of that comradery and what little peace they may have enjoyed.

    • I am learning how close they became. It is nice to see they had time to try to have fun.

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