36th Division in World War II

WHITE FLAGS

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 streets—a 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 Americans—for the first few days, at least—ignored German wonderment and attempts to talk friendly-like to them. (Left) Troops line up for chow at a Rhine River outpost.
Engineers systematically destroyed . . .
. . . Each of the captured heavy fortifications.

 

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