12.9.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Deadly Cargo
Official Acme News photo, dated April 23, 1945

Two German and two U.S. explosive ordnance disposal engineers wearing gas masks examine German chemical rocket and mortar shells suspected to contain poison gas. The boxcars in the train at right were loaded with hundreds of crates of such shells and other munitions, captured as American forces drove deeper into Germany. The end of the war is two weeks away.

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