Thursday 14 December 2017

5 most heartbreaking quotes of WWII love letter between two male soldiers

Picture via tumblr/fubardays
Picture via tumblr/fubardays
Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

A letter between two gay WWII soldiers is trending online after being posted by blog Upworthy and featured by American pop-culture website Buzzfeed.

The letter was written "in memory of an anniversary" and chronicles the memories between the two GIs.

The letter skims the length of the relationship's timeline, delving into particular memories between the two soldiers.

Perhaps most striking about the letter is the references to the military rules at the time, in particular, the need to "not be discovered".

Originally posted by blog Upworthy, the letter has been picked up by sites like Buzzfeed and Qweerty.

Here, in our opinion, are the 5 most heartbreaking quotes of the love letter.

1. "This is in memory of an anniversary... when I first heard you singing in North Africa."

 

2. "The cold, windy night we crawled in through the window of a GI theatre and fell asleep on a cot backstage, locked in each other's arms- the shock when we awoke to find we hadn't been discovered."

 

3. "The happiness when we were told we were going home- and the misery when we learned it would not be together".

 

 

4. "The tears that would not be stopped as I stood atop the sea-wall and watched your convoy disappear over the horizon".

 

 

5. "We vowed we'd be together again "back home" - but fate knew better, you never got there".

 

 

 

Read the full letter here

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