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An American GI guards a sea of captured German POWs.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 51010

An American GI guards a sea of captured German POWs.

Original Caption: "At Remagen, Germany, a U.S. soldier watches over acres of German prisoners-of-war in an enclosure. Remagen is on the west bank of the Rhine River 10 miles south of Bonn where the First U.S. Army made the first crossing of the Rhine River over a railroad bridge.Those prisoners are only a portion of the 324,548 Germans captured in the Ruhr pocket up to March 21, 1945. Allied armies took more than one million prisoners on the Western front from German prisoners-of-war since 'D-Day.' June 6, 1944, to April 22, 1945, is 2,378,000, according to an announcement from Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force."

April 1945
Remagen, [Rhineland-Palatinate] Germany
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton
Record last modified: 2011-03-01 00:00:00
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