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To the victor go the spoils: Sergeant Gerard Alderic Durocher - of Canadian Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal - displaying twenty-nine German medals which he acquired as souvenirs. The picture was taken by photographer Michael M. Dean at Schmargendorf , Berlin, Germany, on 19 July 1945. The "booty" aside, Sergeant Durocher wears two wound stripes and the ribbon for the Military Medal (MM) for Gallantry in the field. 

Sgt G. Durocher of the Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal poses with his 29 souvenir.jpg

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He must have been well off after the war, could have started a militaria business. In the German army, "plundering" or taking prisoners property was strictly prohibited.

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Many new photos added, see under 25. February 2019

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On 25/12/2019 at 19:35, Gildwiller1918 said:

To the victor go the spoils: Sergeant Gerard Alderic Durocher - of Canadian Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal - displaying twenty-nine German medals which he acquired as souvenirs. The picture was taken by photographer Michael M. Dean at Schmargendorf , Berlin, Germany, on 19 July 1945. The "booty" aside, Sergeant Durocher wears two wound stripes and the ribbon for the Military Medal (MM) for Gallantry in the field. 

Sgt G. Durocher of the Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal poses with his 29 souvenir.jpg

That's what I call good provenance 😀

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