Overnight in the SS Barracks

1 juni 1945

There was such an influx of people who were on their way home that they had to sleep in the stables on stacks of hay.

Before the Second World War almost every branch of the German army was stationed in the Lagarde Barracks in Bamberg.  The cavalry, the military unit on horseback, consisted of rich nobles who had their own riding school and their own manège. With the development of weapons and means of transport in the nineteenth century the role of the cavalry changed. In many cases the cavalry kept its role as fighting unit but with the use of tanks instead of horses.