German army belt buckles were evidently a souvenir even before
the war ended. This photo holds a lot of symbolism:
Corporal 'Chick' Weir and corporal Johnning Humphries, British
Airborne, are here seen posing in front of the Arnhem bridge,
September 17 - 20, 1944.
During centuries, the conquerers of battles and wars wore personal
items from defeated opponents - a tradition still alive during World
War II: Both corporals mentioned are wearing the german army enlisted
man's web belt and steele buckle.