National Geographic : 1936 Jun
©International News NAZI SALUTES AND CHEERS GREET THE REICH'S TROOPS AS THEY CROSS THERHINE AT M1VAINZ This dramatic bit of history was enacted on March 7, 1936, after announcement was made that the Rhinelandwas toberemilitarized. Not for 18years had these citizens seen armed German soldiers in their city. The column of infantry is preceded by mounted officers, thecommander atthehead being escorted bythree police officials on foot. Mainz was one of the Rhine towns occupied by Allied troops after the World War.