Monday, November 3, 2008


Another in the tense meeting series.  These are German troops surrendering to Canadians in Holland on May 5, 1945.  They may be surrendering, but these are not beaten men.  They still have fight in them and they're armed to the teeth.  The Canadians were extremely nervous about last minute complications or misunderstandings.  This event was 3 days before the general German surrender, so problems were possible.  The Canadians didn't relax until all the weapons these guys were carrying had been secured.  The kid on the right edge of the photo looks about 14.