Bedsheets and pillowcases were hasty surrender signs in
Herxheim and other conquered German towns.
Village after village in the Reich
presented this solemn, ghost-like spectacle to conquering T-Patchers rumbling over the
ancient cobblestones of the Palatinate main streetsa white flag flying from every
house, a few stunned, gloomy-eyed civilians watching the parade of Allied armor. After
each fresh entry civilians were ordered confined to their homes for 48 hours. Under
non-fraternization orders, the Americansfor the first few days, at
leastignored German wonderment and attempts to talk friendly-like to them. (Left)
Troops line up for chow at a RhineRiver outpost.