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Faces and moments: The World Wars

A number of remarkable figures have gone down in history in times of unimaginable conflicts.

Marlene Dietrich on the set of “Shanghai Express”.
Marlene Dietrich Marlene Dietrich rejected all film roles from the Nazi regime and took American citizenship in 1939. She supported American troops and was awarded the Medal of Freedom in 1947, the highest civilian decoration in the USA. © dpa