Re: @Tim Jenkins - Must have been an interesting sight
" a difference between the German people as a whole and the Nazi Party and its sympathisers"
To put the boot on the other foot.....according to my father, who went into France on D-Day +3 and then travelled though France, Belgium, Holland and North Germany, ending up in Bremen, none of the Germans were Nazis. Or at least thats what they all claimed when forced out of a building at gun point.
"Ein nicht nazi...ein nicht nazi...." repeated time after time, even by those in SS uniform.
From what he saw, in reality most Germans of the time were supporters of Adolf, only losing their belief when the tanks rolled in