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American Troops in Hutzdorf (1985)
Fears of a nuclear confrontation prompted segments of the West German population to make increasingly critical comments about the presence of U.S. troops in the Federal Republic. At times, public anxiety about nuclear annihilation created an apocalyptic mood, a sense that it was almost too late already. This photograph shows American troops during a maneuver near Schlitz in Hessen. The owner of the former Hutzdorf train station has set the clock at five to twelve in an act of protest (1985). Photo by G√ľnter Zint.