Two New Zealand soldiers guarding a group of German prisoners of war, Monte Cassino, Italy, Mar 1944

Caption   Two New Zealand soldiers guarding a group of German prisoners of war, Monte Cassino, Italy, Mar 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 146-1975-014-31
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 5 Apr 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
8 Mar 2013 12:15:24 PM


Allied soldiers guard German paratroopers, I wonder what made the Germans throw in the towel?
Let's see what eveybody's been issued.


The paras have been issued camouflaged smocks w/baggy camouflaged trousers, short ankle boots, the M38 was a modified steel helmet cut down and designed with special support webbing and straps for paratroop use.
Second man on the left holds the rank of Lance Corporal-Major, and the ranking enlisted man in charge, third man on the left has been issued the standard Fliegerbluse/Trousers in blue gray.


Troops wore standard British army web equipment. I don't see any rank on them. One man has been issued the .45 Thompson sub-machine gun the other could be an Officer or NCO he's holding a Webley, Enfield or a Smith & Wesson revolver.
Standard battle dress and 1937 web equipment, the
Mk II steel helmet and short ankle boots.
Vehicle in background Sherman IV, M4A3 in British
and Commonwealth service.

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