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American troops cross into Germany as part of the postwar Allied occupation of the Rhineland region. The presence of American, French and British troops in the Rhineland marked the establishment of a buffer zone between Germany's western border and France to ward off future German aggression. Below: American troops and trucks at Kyllburg. Below Right: An American sentry at the Altwied Castle ruins in Neuwied, near Coblenz.


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