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Re: Bearded Soldiers

Post by British Sapper » 19 Jun 2009 00:34

These last few photographs are of men, either just returned from, or still in action. They may not have had neither time, nor water, to shave .

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Re: Bearded Soldiers

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 20 Jun 2009 14:35

Generalleutnant Fritz Bayerlein and Bearded DAK soldier...

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Re: Bearded Soldiers

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 22 Jun 2009 14:57

Generalleutnant Theodor Scherer, with and without beard...

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Re: Bearded Soldiers

Post by MrPeanut05 » 22 Jun 2009 22:49

Cossack with Beard....
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Re: Bearded Soldiers

Post by bf109 emil » 23 Jun 2009 06:21

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Canadian soldier Pte Chris Kezar from November Company 7th platoon of the NATO-led coalition rests after heavy fighting against insurgents in the Taliban stronghold of Zhari district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, March 20, 2009.

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Re: Bearded Soldiers

Post by sylvieK4 » 23 Jun 2009 12:43

It is my understanding that, in Afghanistan, beards are a revered sign of manhood. A grown man who is clean-shaven is viewed by the locals as childlike or feminine, and therefore weak. To gain the respect of the natives in Afghanistan and - more-importantly - to retain an air of authority among them, the Coalition allows, or even strongly encourages the men of its ranks to grow facial hair. Coalition troops wearing beards is a matter of the men adapting to the culture of Afghanistan more than it is a personal preference by individual soldiers.

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Re: Bearded Soldiers

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 24 Jun 2009 08:30

Soldier Gebirgsjäger...

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Re: Bearded Soldiers

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 24 Jun 2009 08:34

Bearded panzergrenadier...

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Re: Bearded Soldiers

Post by sobel » 24 Jun 2009 22:31

I don't know if this qualifies, however, colourised B/W image of a POW taken after the Normandy Landings according to the LIFE caption, he's got a beard

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Post by sobel » 24 Jun 2009 23:05

Another one

Russland,_Cholm,_Theodor_Scherer

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Nasty Blob stain on his lower pocket, maybe a leaky pen!!
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Re: Bearded Soldiers

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 28 Jun 2009 04:12

This is intereseting one : Two brothers, serving in the Luftwaffe as Observers ( Flight crew.) Both showing that beards and moustaches could be and were an accepted standard during WW2, regardless of rumors to the contrary....

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Re: Bearded Soldiers

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 15 Jul 2009 10:38

SS-Oberführer Karl Ullrich...

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Re: Bearded Soldiers

Post by Ste » 04 May 2010 21:40

A bearded Gunther Prien with some (bearded) men of his crew
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