PHOTO OF THE WEEK



The World War II Photo of the Week
for 13 September 1999


LUDENDORFF BRIDGE BOYS (51 K)

Sign of the Times

Men of the 9th Armored Division at Hampton Roads, Virginia after returning from the ETO posing with the famous sign they erected over the Ludendorff Railroad Bridge (the "Bridge at Remagen") after its capture on March 7, 1945. The sign is painted on a piece of sheet iron taken from the span. The 9th Armored men later presented the trophy to the Army War College in Washington, DC. Photo taken by U.S. Army Signal Corps at Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, October 13, 1945.

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