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Posted: September 25, 2004 03:01 pm
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Did the combat soldier had acces to a barber and a bath house or something for pwersonal hygene?
Were there any preasts on the battlefield?
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Posted: September 25, 2004 03:34 pm
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Did the combat soldier had acces to a barber and a bath house or something for pwersonal hygene?


Usually no.

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Were there any preasts on the battlefield?


Yes. The religious ceremonies were frequent, as in all other nations' armed forces.
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Posted: September 29, 2004 11:40 am
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I see. Than what can you tell me about personal hygene?
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Posted: September 29, 2004 01:29 pm
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In front line, in trenches, maybe some rain water in hard-hard condition of fight.
If i could add another question to this topic, what was sleep condition in first line (trenches)? Im interested about hard meteo conditions - raini days, winter, etc.

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Posted: September 30, 2004 02:39 am
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In terms of personal hygiene, ticks and lice were by far the most important issue.

As fighting allowed, every few weeks or so the troops were treated or allowed to bathe to get rid of these (despaduchere), as they were considered a downer on troop morale.

Other than that, each soldier took care of himself whenever he could.
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Posted: October 15, 2004 07:26 pm
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QUOTE (^All^ @ Sep 25 2004, 05:01 PM)
Were there any preasts on the battlefield?

Here is a photo that was sold this summer on eBay said to have been taken somewhere in the Crimea in 1942-3 which depicts a religious service for the Romanian soldiers.

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Posted: October 15, 2004 07:27 pm
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One more photo from the same lot.



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Posted: October 15, 2004 07:28 pm
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And a third one.

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Posted: October 16, 2004 07:17 pm
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Thanks for the photos Carol I.
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Posted: October 17, 2004 03:57 pm
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Thanks for the photos Carol I.

You're welcome.
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Posted: October 20, 2004 06:55 pm
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From what I have seen in the photos there are only orthodox priests. Weren't there any caytholic prietst(greco-catolici sau romano-catolici, pls excuse me for writting in Romanian, but I don't know the equivalent in English for these terms)?
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Posted: October 21, 2004 06:01 pm
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I think the vestments of the Greek-Catholic priests look quite like those of the Orthodox priests, so it would not be that easy to make the distinction.
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Posted: October 21, 2004 07:05 pm
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Whell.....I go to the Greek-Catholic curch. It's true that there are very alike, but you can tell them very easy which is which.
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Posted: October 21, 2004 10:21 pm
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Whell.....I go to the Greek-Catholic curch. It's true that there are very alike, but you can tell them very easy which is which.

Could you tell the most obvious differences? Were they as different during WWII as well?
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Posted: October 23, 2004 02:13 am
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Carol, nice pictures. The officer in the center of the first picture (the religious ceremony) seems to be General Manoliu.
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