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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 12:29 p.m. PST

… the Making of American Morality.

Of possible interest?



foxweasel20 Mar 2017 1:21 p.m. PST

Shock, horror! Soldiers like looking at pictures of naked ladies. And in other news, water is wet.

Legion 420 Mar 2017 2:05 p.m. PST

I'm shocked ! Shocked I tell you !!!! huh?

Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 2:09 p.m. PST

Our honorable boys would never….. hahaha

War Panda20 Mar 2017 9:01 p.m. PST

What a bunch of BS!!! Unless I see this with my own two…Oh…well…ok…

bsrlee20 Mar 2017 9:57 p.m. PST

Still going on through WW2, where various militaries 'requested' local governments to provide 'independent business women' to service their troops.

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Mar 2017 1:31 a.m. PST

The author is the scheduled guest for April 19th on the "Civil War Talk Radio" podcast, when she will have a one-hour long discussion of the book with host, Dr. Gerry Prokopowicz.

The podcast's homepage is "Impediments of War":

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member21 Mar 2017 10:40 p.m. PST

Tsk-tsk. These modern Civil War historians, only one thing on their minds, all the time.

Haitiansoldier Inactive Member22 Mar 2017 8:42 p.m. PST

It just shows people throughout history always desire sex. Always.

Haitiansoldier Inactive Member22 Mar 2017 8:44 p.m. PST

I believe Lewis Carroll took photos of Alice Lindell naked during the Civil War time period before her mother stopped letting him visit. So this is nothing new.
Soldiers always want sex, it helps take their mind off dying in battle. The one thing I never heard of, however, is soldiers getting porn in the Rev War.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2017 9:55 p.m. PST



Legion 425 Mar 2017 2:55 p.m. PST

It just shows people throughout history always desire sex.
And a good thing too … or we'd be extinct ! huh?

The one thing I never heard of, however, is soldiers getting porn in the Rev War.
Well I too never heard of that either during AWI. But from what I understand … the real thing was readily available. At reasonable rates … But I was not there so I'm only going by what I read, etc.

Haitiansoldier Inactive Member28 Mar 2017 5:34 p.m. PST

I agree, sex is good.
They didn't have porn in the AWI because they had no photography. But they would just have sex with any woman or girl they wanted to. Ah, the life of a soldier.

arthur181529 Mar 2017 2:45 a.m. PST

In the 18th century, porn was the prerogative of the wealthy who could afford oil paintings of classical legends that were often just an excuse for depicting the naked female form; common soldiers could only go for the real thing…

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2017 3:44 p.m. PST

"Our boys would never…"
Yah. Sure. Why don't we go down to the "Ironclad" in DC to investigate that claim???

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