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German soldiers surrendering weapons beside General Albert Kesselrings private train, Saalfelden Austria 1945

German soldiers surrendering weapons beside General Albert Kesselrings private train, Saalfelden Austria 1945

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German soldiers surrendering weapons beside General Albert Kesselrings private train, Saalfelden Austria 1945

Saalfelden, near Salzburg, in Austria on 9 May 1945.

Kesselring then surrendered to an American major at Saalfelden, near Salzburg, in Austria on 9 May 1945. He was taken to see Major General Maxwell D. Taylor, the commander of the 101st Airborne Division, who treated him courteously, allowing him to keep his weapons and field marshal's baton