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#358750 08/15/2023 05:22 PM
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Some DDay (or days shortly following) photos. Not the usual ones - POWs waiting to be taken to the UK.

When you think about it, maybe they were the lucky ones !

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I wonder what they were allowed to keep? If not much, why hang on to a gasmask canister? It might be good for storage if they had anything to store.

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Joe,

I'd bet the gas mask was long gone but the canister maybe had spare socks or underwear or glasses plus maybe a chocolate bar or half a salami. Important stuff wink

What could they keep ? Good question but I've never ever heard of regulations. Knowing the Army, there HAD to be a regulation grin

Probably it boiled down to what their captors decided when they got caught.

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and a lot of stuff got confiscated when they got to their 'permanent' camps... I had seen a list once of what was taken from them once they hit the UK and/or states................

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Looks like a nice decaled, chicken wire helmet in the last picture. Wonder if it became a souvenir.

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It probably did. Some children in England probably played with it and it could be lingering in a filled-in backyard bomb shelter or an attic. There were millions of them with no commercial value at all.

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Kind of looks like the one German is thinking " should I go for that Enfield "


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