American and German medical personnel care for both nations’ wounded paratroopers in the Hospice (505th Regtl Aid Sta #2) situated in the center of Sainte-Mère-Église.
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US soldiers with local children during the liberation of a village somewhere in France
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This is Private Joe Demler of the US Army, he was a guest of the Third Reich for barely 3 months before being liberated in April 1945. Dressed in his pajamas with his sleeves and pant legs rolled up he was photographed looking more like a skeleton wearing skin than a human being.
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A couple of Red Army snipers and their spotter hiding in the foliage somewhere on the Eastern front.
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Although they had been fighting the fascist regime since 1927, the Italian “Maquis” remained virtually unknown to the outside world as they carried on their battle for freedom under some of the msot hazardous conditions. Targets for both Nazis and Fascist Italian guns they used the eternally snow-clad peaks of the French-Italian border as their battlefield.
This partisan was a school teacher in the Valley of Aosta and chose to pick up guns to fight side-by-side her husband in the “White Patrol” above the pass of Little Saint Bernard in Italy, January 1945.
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