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Resting on a country road

Soldiers of the 41st Infantry Regiment of the US 2nd Armored Division are resting on a country road by a destroyed column of the SS Panzer-Division "Das Reich". In the frame, (front left) is the communication vehicle Sd.Kfz. 251/3 (mittlerer Funkpanzerwagen); France, July 31, 1944.

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Six of the seven soldiers are wearing camouflage similar to that used by US marines in the Pacific theater of operations. This was only temporary and shortly discontinued as they were highly susceptible to be mistaken for German SS soldiers.

Good catch! I can’t imagine what a unit of Allied infantry would have done if they stumbled upon this scene…