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Sailors conducting bayonet drill aboard HMS Rodney, circa 1940Sailors conducting bayonet drill aboard HMS Rodney, Firth of Forth, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1940
Sailors conducting bayonet drill aboard HMS Rodney, circa 1940Sailors conducting bayonet drill aboard HMS Rodney, Firth of Forth, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1940
Two British soldiers inspecting an unexploded German bomb at the railway station at Grong, near Namsos, Norway, 30 Apr 1940; note Lee-Enfield No. 4 riflesMen of the British 2/9th Gurkha Rifles training in the Malayan jungle, Oct 1941
Two British soldiers inspecting an unexploded German bomb at the railway station at Grong, near Namsos, Norway, 30 Apr 1940; note Lee-Enfield No. 4 riflesMen of the British 2/9th Gurkha Rifles training in the Malayan jungle, Oct 1941
Men of the British Malay Regiment performing bayonet practice, Singapore, Oct 1941Newly-arrived Indian Commonwealth troops at Singapore, Nov 1941
Men of the British Malay Regiment performing bayonet practice, Singapore, Oct 1941Newly-arrived Indian Commonwealth troops at Singapore, Nov 1941
A group of Sikh soldiers of an Indian unit in North Africa during Operation Crusader, late 1941; note Bren machine gun and Lee-Enfield riflesMen of USAAF 3rd Bomb Group training, Charters Towers, Australia, early 1942; note WW1-era helmets and Enfield rifles
A group of Sikh soldiers of an Indian unit in North Africa during Operation Crusader, late 1941; note Bren machine gun and Lee-Enfield riflesMen of USAAF 3rd Bomb Group training, Charters Towers, Australia, early 1942; note WW1-era helmets and Enfield rifles
Canadian 48th Highlanders infantry regiment in Italy, 10 Dec 1943; the man with binoculars was Platoon Commander McdonaldCanadian soldier with Lee-Enfield rifle in Ortona, Italy, Dec 1943
Canadian 48th Highlanders infantry regiment in Italy, 10 Dec 1943; the man with binoculars was Platoon Commander McdonaldCanadian soldier with Lee-Enfield rifle in Ortona, Italy, Dec 1943
A British soldier with Lee-Enfield No. 4 rifle on a street in Caen, France, 9 Jul 1944Canadian troops posing with a captured German flag, near Hautmesnil, France, 10 Aug 1944; note Sten gun and Lee-Enfield rifle
A British soldier with Lee-Enfield No. 4 rifle on a street in Caen, France, 9 Jul 1944Canadian troops posing with a captured German flag, near Hautmesnil, France, 10 Aug 1944; note Sten gun and Lee-Enfield rifle
Canadian Calgary Highlanders Sniping Platoon Sergeant Harold A. Marshall posing with his Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk. I rifle, Kapellen, Belgium, 6 Oct 1944A British paratrooper with the 5th Scots Parachute Battalion takes cover in Athens, Greece during operations against ELAS (the Greek People
Canadian Calgary Highlanders Sniping Platoon Sergeant Harold A. Marshall posing with his Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk. I rifle, Kapellen, Belgium, 6 Oct 1944A British paratrooper with the 5th Scots Parachute Battalion takes cover in Athens, Greece during operations against ELAS (the Greek People's Liberation Army), 18 Dec 1944.
German soldiers made to load victims of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp onto a truck, Germany, 17 Apr 1945; note British troops in background with Sten submachine gun and Lee-Enfield rifles
German soldiers made to load victims of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp onto a truck, Germany, 17 Apr 1945; note British troops in background with Sten submachine gun and Lee-Enfield rifles
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