POTD: Conquered German Schmeisser MP40

    Are conquered enemy guns the best? In this case a German Schmeisser MP40 used by an allied forces soldier in the rubble.

    Well, that is the question as we go back to World War II in this Photo Of The Day.

    The caption reads:

    Infantryman of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders armed with a German Schmeisser MP40, searching through the rubble for isolated pockets of resistance after the capture of Caen, France, 10 July 1944.  Credit: Ken Bell.

    The Battle for Caen, between June to August 1944, is the name for the fighting between the British Second Army and German Panzergruppe West.

    Ken Bell, who took this photo, was a Canadian photographer who served with the Canadian armed forces during the Second World War. He used a Rolleiflex camera. You can read more about him here.

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    The photo is 75 years old. Let that sink in.

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