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    Default G33/40 in Tunisia - 1943

    U.S. Soldiers examine a G33/40 in Tunisia - 1943
    LIFE Magazine Archives - Eliot Elisofon Photographer

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    Nice Pic! When one thinks of this rifle, use in the Russian Caucasus, Italy and Crete come to mind, but not typically North Afrika. One wonders which one (if any) of the pictured USGIs, got to bring this one home as a trophy...

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    I believe Generalmajor Ramcke's Parachute Brigade was surrounded in Tunisia and broke out with the loss of 450 men.
    Maybe this 33/40 belonged to one of these men.

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    One of the best pics ever of a G33/40 in combat.

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    Great pic!
    Wanted: K98 Dou-42 bolt 5235b, and Port. bayonet G19383

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    Yes a great pic for sure plus a great close-up shot. Hopefully one of the GIs took it home. Thanks for sharing.

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    There was a gebirgsjager Regiment 756 in Tunisia and a 288 SV (Sonderverband) in Afrika as well. Both would or could have had one of these superb rifles.

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