Heartwarming War Photos You've Probably Never Seen Before

Historical Photos | February 13, 2019

Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

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If you know anything about life at home during World War II then you know that supplies were scarce, and that wasn’t just in America. People all over the world had to forego many every day extravagances to ensure that the Allied Forces had what they needed to stop German and Japanese armies from crushing the west. That purposeful starvation and brush off of normal life went for everything from food, to shelter, and even clothing.

There’s no telling how long this boy waited for a new pair of shoes, but by the looks of his original pair he’s been waiting quite some time. Have you ever been so happy to find a pair of shoes in your size? We doubt it. 

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Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.