A Soldier's Story

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Heartbreaking! Lalage Snow interviewed and photographed the soldiers of the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland. The 3 photos represent 3 different points in time: before they were sent to Afghanistan, three months into their service, and a few days after they returned home. Their faces in those images above truly reflect the incredibly saddening toll of fighting at war. If you have a few minutes check out the little stories they told after having each of their photos taken. (Just prepare yourself, it's very emotional). Loves, what are your thoughts? xo

P.S: Also, women are heroes and through a mother's eyes.
P.P.S: Fill in the blank.

(via The Telegraph)

16 comments:

Hannah said...

This is so sobering...

Vintage Market Place said...

I can just see by the faces what the stories might be, I am not strong enough to read them :(
I can't even imagine what they see and go thru. Just having my FIL and my grandpa never talk about WW2 or VN
I know the stories have to be just heartbreaking.
My heart goes out to all of them
And my thanks for keeping us all safe
Amy

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Wow, very powerful images.
Stirring and quite moving. Interesting idea as well.

Jess said...

Wow. These are incredible. I have a friend going to school who hopes to help soldiers coming back with post traumatic stress and it sounds like no easy task! What a moving example of the effects of war.

dotblogg said...

ohh..my thesis was on lost generation and jazz age, I look in their eyes and see that pain, stress, irreparable changes Hemingway and Fitzgerald were writing about.. It's such a shame that people never learn from previous generations' experiences..
hugs
J

Eliza Jane said...

Wow, just these photos (without their stories) are emotional!

Ann On and On... said...

Off to read the stories... Sadly, we go through our days without thinking about who is fighting for our freedom. Gentle reminders are always necessary. Thank you.

Dancing Branflake said...

I'm going to read their stories. I hope I'm strong enough.

Sage Crown Parker said...

i am so overwhelmed with this project and photos.thank you for sharing it, i'm looking forward to following the links.
i once worked as a flight attendant and would fly with troops to war (Kuwait) and back... i've never forgotten their faces and stories.... the first time i flew back with a group of troops from war i lost it (many tears)
thanks for bringing back so many powerful memories.
xoxo

laurenjeanallece said...

Wow. Just... i don't even know what to say. This is incredible.

Diana said...

What a honoring way to actually put a "face" to what is going on and to see how the lives of these men (and women) are forever changed after fighting in a life changing war.

Diana Mieczan said...

Jess, what a lovely friend and Sage, your comment made me all teary. It had to be very emotional. Just looking at those photos you can totally see how their eyes changed. So sad.

Samantha said...

Just looking at the faces side by side it's hard to believe that some of them are of the same person. Those photos are so powerful. You can see their story on there faces.

HiLLjO said...

They look younger and older at the same time in each of the third, but all the photos are shockingly different.

Wow.

Diana Mieczan said...

Samantha, so true!!!- "You can see their story on there faces"

AKKY AKRAM said...

That's what happens when you fight the Taliban......they will never be beaten....the afghan ppl don't look anything like the photos above....

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