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K98 stockpile in Norway, 1945.
An American soldier with an M1 Carbine guards a pile of surrendered German K98 rifles, Panzerfaust anti-tank weapons and grenades.
Surrendered weapons after the Battle of Collecchio-Fornovo in Fornovo, Italy. German General Otto Fretter-Pico surrendered the 148th Division, with almost 15,000 German and Fascist Italian troops on the morning of April 29, 1945.
Camp Lucky Strike “Booty Line”
A long line of GIs carrying war souvenirs to bring back to the United States following the surrender of Germany waits outside the so-called “Booty Tent” at Camp Lucky Strike. Inside the booty tent, GIs “register” their booty.
Note: The ninth through eleventh soldiers in line appear to be holding K98s.
Camp Lucky Strike: Registration Tent
Registration of souvenirs inside the “Booty Tent” at Camp Lucky Strike. The 6th soldier back in the previous photo is registering his souvenir. The soldier in the background is the one holding a K98 in the previous photo.