Sunday, May 12, 2013

May

12

1943

The Germans surrender in North Africa

German troops surrender to the crew of a Stuart tank near Frendj, 6 May 1943.

At the end the battlefield fell to pieces and lost all pattern and design, and those who had fought hardest on both sides found they had nothing to say, nothing to feel beyond an enveloping sense of gratitude and rest. The anger subsided at the surrender, and for the first time the German and Allied soldiers stood together looking at one another with listless and passionless curiosity.