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   8.25.2004


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Grenadiers to the Front
Heinrich Hoffmann Propaganda News Service photo, dated July 10, 1944

A half-track manned by members of an unidentified panzer grenadier division heads into combat on the Normandy invasion front. The heavily camouflaged vehicle is well suited to operate in the close quarters of the hedgerow country, characterized as it was by dense foliage and thick stands of trees and underbrush.

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