Fears of a nuclear confrontation prompted segments of the West German population to become more and more critical about the presence of U.S. troops in the Federal Republic. At times, public anxiety about the potential for 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 set the clock to five to twelve in an act of protest.

American Troops in Hutzdorf (1985)

  • Günter Zint


Source: Protest against U.S. military maneuvers near Schlitz in Hesse. The new owner of the former Hutzdorf train station set the station clock to five to twelve, 1985. Photo: Günter Zint.
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