The Capture Of Trier Leads To An Unlikely Moment

It’s a slightly confounding image at first glance. Tanks, horses, soldiers, a main street — here, you can see members of an American tank crew of the U.S. 3rd Army (United States Army Central) after the capture of Trier.

They found horses and a carriage already harnessed and decided to take advantage of the moment with a joyride, seemingly relishing the strange juxtaposition of the moment. The ancient Roman outpost city had to go through a huge amount of rebuilding after the war, because it had suffered extensive damage from Allied bombing.

 

Trier

 

Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

February 1945.

Credit: Anti-Worlds