ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
'The Madman of St. Malo' is taken prisoner, 1944
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 25, 2020
Lawrence Riordan ©Stars and Stripes
St. Malo, France, August, 1944: German Col. Andreas von Aulock, standing in the Jeep, talks to some of his men as he waits to be taken to a POW camp shortly after his surrender to U.S. troops. The monocled von Aulock, an Iron Cross recipient from both world wars who was known to GIs as "The Madman of St. Malo," held out for several days in an underground bunker after the city was captured by the Americans.
Stars and Stripes' 1944 story about von Aulock at St. Malo.