Not as conquerors, but as liberators

Für Sie ist Der Krieg Vorbei, pages 42 and 43



“After five years of war, the long-expected                                                                                               American and British liberation of North Western Europe                                                                         began in June 1944. Nine months later, in April                                                                                               1945, our Stalag was liberated by the American                                                                                             14th Armoured Division. What a great day that was!                                                                                      We wept, hugged and kissed each other, overjoyed                                                                                     when seeing the first American armoured units                                                                                     approach our camp. My feelings when hearing an                                                                                 unmistakeable American voice ask: “Hi Mac. How                                                                                          are ya doin?” is still difficult to describe, Two months                                                                               later, Nazi-Germany surrendered unconditionally.”


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