Civilians Returning Home


Civilians (displaced people) crowded the highways. Many would start toward their houses not knowing they may be found in.

Bernard McKenzie, June 1945


It was either walk or ride a bicycle during the latter days of the war in Europe. Many Germans owned a bicycle.

Bernard McKenzie, June 1945, Trier, Germany


Displaced civilians (Germans, Russians, Czech, Poles, etc.) were numerous at the war’s end. To expedite their getting home after our transportation–at least our gas–was used. Here a truck of such people homeward bound.

Bernard McKenzie, June 1945