Bayonet and sheath from the Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth)
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Acquired by Virginia Longest, 1945, Germany.
Consists of 38 photographs of the Buchenwald concentration camp soon after liberation, ruins of Hitler's Berchtesgaden home, the Hotel Florida in Bad Wiessee, and other postwar images. The photos were taken with a Kodak Instamatic camera by Virginia Longest, a nurse in General Patton's army, and developed in an Xray laboratory.
The photograph depicts Virginia Longest, a nurse in General Patton's 3rd Army, standing in front of a sign reading, "58th Fld. Hospital; 2nd Platoon; A.E.H.U." Caption on back reads, "The 58th Field Hospital was attached to General Patton's 3rd Army - This scene is at the Airfield-Munich-Germany - where our hospital was set up in tents. We evacuated our patients (G.I.'s) on C-47 Airplanes - Virginia B. Longest standing at the 58th sign."