Created 20-May-17
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While it is sometimes said, “War is Hell,” it is not necessarily that at all times in all places. An early ecologist, Charles Elton (if I recall correctly) once wrote something to the effect that, “Animals do not spend all their time struggling for existence, they spend most of their time doing nothing in particular.” (He was apparently responding to something written much earlier by Charles Darwin.) Elton’s phrase comes to mind when I look at this photo set of life in this army camp. In these photos we see solders not struggling for existence, as we mostly see in war movies, but just completing the simple tasks of life, which at times includes doing nothing in particular. Many of these photos had penciled captions on their backs, often including names of those in the photos. When possible these captions and name have been used as titles for these photos.

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hutsAt homeReady to goCamp lifeJust another dayDown timeBob PoischelDigging a holeLaundry dayAl Ritta on wash dayLetter writingReading mailRelaxing with the newsReading the newsMess lineTime to eatJohn Shaghnessy and Al RittaJohn ShaghnessyJohn Shaghnessy at Weeping PostBob Poeschle & Paul Little

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Dick Marcus(non-registered)
Mike, where do you think this camp was? Enjoyed your comments on the collections, including "not doing anything in particular," which applies to more than just war time photos. Thanks for your collection. Dick
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