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In photos: Frank Sikora and Russell Colombo during wartime

Images of the two men, who kept their friendship a secret, from their time as enemy soldiers

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Corporal Frank Sikora, a Luftwaffe paratrooper, was among the Germans who surrendered. He interpreted for his commanders and struck up a clandestine friendship with Mr. Colombo, who was nine years his senior.

Courtesy of Steve Colombo

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Lieutenant Russell Colombo, a tank commander from Owen Sound, Ont., accepted the surrender of a unit of German soldiers at an abandoned airfield on the final day of the Second World War.

Courtesy of Steve Colombo

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