Anonymous asked: How is your heart?
Today it is full.
there’s some misinformation going around in a meta about how bucky is so broken during zola’s experiments that he’s just repeating his name and rank, etc. to try and remember who he is
while that’s extremely heartrending, that’s not why he’s stating his name and rank
in the 1950 geneva conventions relative to the treatment of prisoners of war article 17, soldiers are required to give only their “surname, first names and rank, date of birth, and army, regimental, personal or serial number, or failing this, equivalent information.” (x) though this is only legalized in the rules of war in 1950, well after wwii, this is only standardizing practice that had occurred in the last war and it’s pretty likely that the united states was training its soldiers to give only that much information up to someone that had captured them.
bucky giving up only his name, rank, and status isn’t him breaking down. in fact, it’s the complete opposite. him only giving the little information he did is a giant fuck you to zola and hydra and he stayed strong until the very end