WWII Military Troops/Guitars
Throughout this site you will see many photos of Gibson guitars along with other brands/types of instruments from the prewar and wartime era.
Instruments in general, have always been cherished by their owners. So one can imagine how important an instrument was to a soldier during the war. Not only are instruments bulky, they have to be carried along with everything else a soldier needs for combat. Taking into consideration the hardships soldiers faced on a day-to-day basis, instruments must have been more like family members and most likely treated as such.
The pictures below are from an original group of wartime photos in my collection. The majority are of the same group of men. Unfortunately, I have no further information of names/ranks, but hope that by keeping the photos together, they will depict a story of the daily downtime for these men during the war.