US doughboys try on souvenir German helmets in front of the US Treasury Building, April 22, 1919.

US doughboys try on souvenir German helmets in front of the US Treasury Building, April 22, 1919.

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Canadian troops posing with a captured German flag, near Hautmesnil, France, 10 Aug 1944; note Sten gun and Lee-Enfield rifle
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Canadian troops posing with a captured German flag, near Hautmesnil, France, 10 Aug 1944; note Sten gun and Lee-Enfield rifle .

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