Two German prisoners being taken to the 6th Division Prisoner of War Encampment, Brest, France 28 Aug 1944

Caption   Two German prisoners being taken to the 6th Division Prisoner of War Encampment, Brest, France 28 Aug 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   ARC 531358
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Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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1. Brian says:
29 Aug 2011 03:06:05 PM

note the fabricated extension added to the rear of the jeep to carry extra equipment & supplies
2. Bill says:
23 Jan 2013 11:11:37 AM

The ejection port cover on the M3 is closed - I wonder if this photo is staged?
3. Anonymous says:
14 Feb 2013 04:59:54 AM

Why would it be open? It just means he hasn't fired it in a while. Prisoner escort doesn't mean execute. an open port meant snagging etc... one closes the port for escort duty. Any manual of arms would dictate closing the port when able. This man obviously hasn't bean through a firefight in the last 10 minutes. In fact,that seems to be his job, escorting valuable prisoners to HQ.
4. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
14 Feb 2013 03:44:28 PM

With respect to the last comment, I think I am going to have to side with Bill here. On the M3, the ejection port cover was also the safety; with the cover closed, the bolt is held back and the weapon will not fire. The weapon as seen here is not in a ready-to-fire state.

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