12.1.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Captured Arms
Acme News photo, dated August 28, 1945

A warehouse worker moves among stacks of Mauser K-98 German rifles captured by the British First Airborne Division after their relocation to Norway at the end of the war. Some 30,000 weapons were stored in the building. After a short spell in Norway, the 1st Airborne was disbanded, and many of its units amalgamated into the 6th Airborne Division and dispatched to the Far East.

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