[Digital South Asia Library]

Keagle Photo Archive

Title Going home A larger version of this photograph is available by clicking on the small size photo below.

[Going home]
Photographer Robert Keagle
Date 1945
Subject military, boats, soldiers
Notes Whiling away the hours at sea, combat vets returning, Calcutta to NYC, pass the hours aboard packed troop ship. Vets slept in jammed, hot, airless, hold compartments. Bunks were steel frames with canvass sleeping surface, arranged, four deep from deck to overhead with about two feet vertical clearance between bunks. Few complaints were heard because the passengers were ""going home."" Fall 1945"
Location Sea
Original negative held