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How far could the boat travel like that ? With all those people? No way lol. But seriously how ?
Man. Drone photography has really come a long way!
"Oi! Where’s the head?" "You’re standing on it."
All I could think was where were they all pooping?
You know someone was in the bathroom during that picture, enjoying the first quiet dump they’ve had since they boarded that boat.
What a happy time for them. They survived the war, and will get a hero’s welcome from a grateful country. Now, they get to go home to the economic boom of the fifties. Houses will be cheap, a good job without a college degree and debt, a gender imbalance favoring the men, so those that want to can easily find a good wife, and start the baby boom.
I can’t seem to find it on google or reddit, but Ike gave a speech after the German surrender to a bunch of troops telling them it would be a while before there were enough transport ships to take them all home.
While he was making the speech it occurred to him to ask them if they were anxious enough to return that they would be willing to be double-stacked onto ships, with hot-racking etc (i.e. two soldiers sleeping in shifts in the same bed). He got a hearty huzzah at this idea from the men assembled, and he said "okay don’t come complaining to me later if it’s crowded", and I don’t think any did.
My great grandfather is in there somewhere
10 tricks fire marshals don’t want you to know!
I wish there was super high def photography back then. Great pic regardless.
Fixed it for you