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[Photo] British paratrooper with a Sten gun in training in Britain, circa late 1942

British paratrooper with a Sten gun in training in Britain, circa late 1942 | World War II Database

Private Joe Cunnington, of the 1st Border's Anti-Tank Platoon and from the crew of "Gallipoli II", in his foxhole among the positions of "C" Company training his Sten gun in anticipation of another German assault on his position, possibly on the Van Lennepweg, Oosterbeek perimeter - on the 20th or 21st September 1944, Operation Market Garden.

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War and Conflict. World War Two. pic: 1945. Homecomings / Britain. A British soldier returning home gets a warm welcome from his wife. Pictures

War and Conflict, World War Two, pic: 1945, Homecomings / Britain, A British soldier returning home gets a warm welcome from his wife (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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