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Besancon, France 


Flower Child circa-1945

An M.P. with a monkey poses north of Vesoul at Pomoy. With the fall of Vesoul on Sept. 12, VI Corps logged 400 miles in less than 28 days since the beachhead landings and positioned a great army at the foothills to the Lower Vosges Mountains. Photo courtesy of Denis Toomey

"Time Out! This is how I found a fresh egg!"

Engineers laying "Burma" road, near St. Die, France


Two 3rd Division GI's  admiring ammunition belt of a French resistant, Aix-en-Provence, France. The place is call "la Rothonde". This near the "cours Mirabeau". The French resistant is from the FTP ("Francs Tireurs Partisans").

Two Japanese embassy personnel, captured by the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany, being exchanged for the release of General Wainright.


GI's in Winter camouflage gear, advancing in Colmar Pocket, France-January 1945

Infantry putting up smoke screen as they're moving forward near Cisterna, Italy

Contribution of
Joachim von Ribbontrop
of the German High Command


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Hats and Caps

Bill Mauldin Drawings 
from the book:
'Up Front'
  ©1945 Henry Holt & Co.
© 1944 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

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