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Kicker - WWII weapons charges

WORLD Radio - Kicker - WWII weapons charges

German man faces an ultimatum over his illegal tank


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NICK EICHER, HOST: Some people are collectors: Stamp collectors, coin collectors, you get the idea.

One man in Berlin took the idea a little further: he’s a military arsenal collector!

He’s got a 45-ton tank, an anti-aircraft cannon, World War II era machine guns, and other military equipment.

None of this was a big secret. During a particularly harsh winter, the man even brought out the tank to plow snow.

But this is a no-no in Germany.

So a court ordered him to sell or donate those items to a museum within the next two years.

Hmm. So between now and then …

SGT SCHULTZ: I know nothing … nnnnnnnnothing!

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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