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Charles Bruns - World War II

Charles Bruns served as an engineer in the 3rd Infantry Division during World War II. He was often on the frontlines and would diffuse mines to clear paths through minefields for infantryman. He was able to witness the atrocities at German concentration camp Dachau.

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Charles Bruns poses in uniform for his military portrait in 1941.

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Unknown

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1941

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Company "B" - 2nd Platoon, 27th Engineer Training Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood in September 1944.

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Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

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September 1944

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Observers examine the scene at Dachau concentration camp.

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Dachau, Germany

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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Open railroad car at Dachau.

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Dachau, Germany

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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Ovens at Dachau.

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Dachau, Germany

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Unknown

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Pile of clothing at Dachau.

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Dachau, Germany

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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Pile of corpses at Dachau.

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Dachau, Germany

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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Piles of rags at Dachau.

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Dachau, Germany

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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Cart and railroad tracks at Dachau. Corpses are visible inside the cart.

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Dachau, Germany

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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The handwritten diary of Charles Bruns, covering the dates of January 31 to February 23. It details day-to-day aspects of life on the front. Page 1.

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Unknown

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1945

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Narrator's photo

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The handwritten diary of Charles Bruns, covering the dates of January 31 to February 23. It details day-to-day aspects of life on the front. Page 2.

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Unknown

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1945

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Narrator's photo

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The handwritten diary of Charles Bruns, covering the dates of January 31 to February 23. It details day-to-day aspects of life on the front. Page 3.

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Unknown

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1945

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Narrator's photo

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The handwritten diary of Charles Bruns, covering the dates of January 31 to February 23. It details day-to-day aspects of life on the front. Page 4.

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Unknown

When:

1945

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Narrator's photo

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The handwritten diary of Charles Bruns, covering the dates of January 31 to February 23. It details day-to-day aspects of life on the front. Page 5.

Where:

Unknown

When:

1945

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Narrator's photo

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The handwritten diary of Charles Bruns, covering the dates of January 31 to February 23. It details day-to-day aspects of life on the front. Page 6.

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Unknown

When:

1945

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Narrator's photo

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Charles Bruns is interviewed for the WILL AM-FM-TV Central Illinois World War II Stories project.

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Urbana, Illinois

When:

2007

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This photograph is the property of Illinois Public Media.



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