Major Arnold Anderson at the German border.
Major Arnold Anderson at the German border.

“To describe all the crazy little episodes that you’re bound to witness when you overrun an enemy position and then go tearing to his rear would take much more time than I can possibly spare tonight.  Use your imagination and you’ll get a very grand idea, - think of the reaction in Exchange Place if Kraut tanks suddenly came roaring, guns blazing, down Westminster Street. .. Emotion is everywhere, - most of it very mixed.  Young girls weep, old men wave, - young girls wave, old men weep, - and everywhere is excitement, rushing, crazy excitement that doesn’t go anywhere but just rushes.”

Letter from Germany, April 8, 1945.