Unlike the starry-eyed lass depicted above (an image that was drawn to represent your average home front fräulein writing her far-flung dreamboat Deuchen soldaten [NOT]), the faces of the average folk residing on the German W.W. II home front did not reflect hope for a better future. As you will read in the attached article, a column composed of an assortment of letters removed from the thousands of bloodied feldgrau-clad corpses piled-high outside the city of Stalingrad, life on the German home front was harsh:
"There is a sort of gloomy competition between the soldiers and the folks at home...'Remember how well I looked, what rosy cheeks? Now I look old, pale, sad. I can tell you that it isn't too pleasant to be on the home front either.'"
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