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A German soldier was part of the Nazi effort to locate the Ark of the Covenant in the Well of the Souls at the Tanis digsite outside Cairo, Egypt in 1936. Serving under Colonel Herman Dietrich, Major Gobler, French archaeologist René Emile Belloq and Gestapo agent Major Arnold Ernst Toht, the soldier was among those who were sent as reinforcements when a fight broke out between American archaeologist Indiana Jones and a German Sergeant. However, all of the reinforcements were gunned down by Marion Ravenwood using the turret of the jet plane Flying Wing.

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Fight by the Flying Wing Edit

Troop carrier reinforcements

The German reinforcements arriving at the brawl.

In 1936, a German soldier was part of the German effort to locate the Ark of the Covenant in the Well of the Souls at the Tanis digsite outside Cairo, Egypt in 1936. Serving under Colonel Herman Dietrich, Major Gobler, French archaeologist René Emile Belloq and Gestapo agent Major Arnold Ernst Toht. After the Ark was recovered from the Well of the Souls by American archaeologist Indiana Jones and his associate Sallah Mohammed Faisel el-Kahir and then captured by the Nazis, the relic was scheduled to be stored on the jet plane Flying Wing, with soldiers preparing to fly the plane out of Tanis, Egypt to Berlin, Germany so that they could deliver the Ark to the Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler.[1]

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The soldier being shot down.

However, having escaped Nazi imprisonment inside the Well of the Souls, Jones and his companion, bar owner Marion Ravenwood, sneaked onto the airstrip just as Major Gobler and his driver left following an inspection, the Americans planning to take control of the Flying Wing and depart with the Ark. When a fight broke out between Jones and a Sergeant, this soldier and eight others were sent to assist in a troop carrier. But, as they approached the scene, Marion mounted the Flying Wing's turret and shot down every Nazi soldier in the truck save for this one and the driver of the truck who both survived the first wave of bullets.[1]

The driver was immediately caught in a chain of gunfire and killed after exiting the vehicle, but the other passenger managed to pull out and ready his rifle, before running out into the open, pointing the weapon at the plane only to be shot down.[1]

Behind the scenes Edit

The German troop carrier reinforcement was portrayed by an uncredited performer in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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