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American soldier guarding a corner of a German prisoners of war camp near Remagen, Germany, 25 Apr 1945

Caption     American soldier guarding a corner of a German prisoners of war camp near Remagen, Germany, 25 Apr 1945 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army
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Photos on Same Day 25 Apr 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
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1. Alan says:
9 Mar 2011 12:33:21 PM

Not all were Military personnel. The Americans simply rounded up any German appearing in any sort of uniform, including postmen and railway porters and herded them into this camp. With lack of shelter, medical care and adequate foot supplies the mortality rate among the 'prisoners' was high.
2. JIm says:
21 Jan 2013 12:22:53 PM

Thats True, My Grandfather was in the German Army and Surrendered near Remagen, Happy to be a US Army POW, Survived that camp, only to be traded to the French as a POW until 1948 !

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