Für Sie ist Der Krieg Vorbei, pages 18 and 19.
“Scarcely a day after the German attack on Tobruk began, and amid a hopeless situation, our commander, General H.B. Klopper, was forced to surrender. In all, 10 000 South African soldiers became Prisoners Of War (POWs) virtually overnight. Our German captors greetd us with the famous and popular exclamation: ‘Tommy, Fur Sie Ist Der Krieg Vorbei’). It isn’t difficult now, looking back, to imagine how dejected and depressed we felt once subjected to this predicament. After our surrender, we were sent on a forced march through the blazing Nort African desert sun to POW camps deep inside Libya, which did not lift our spirits either.“