National Geographic : 1957 Feb
b © National Geographic Society + Young Burghers Ask Mercy "for Your Own Child's Sake" Kinderzeche comes to a climax at the Wornitz Gate as Sperreuth (astride his mount) spares the town. "Children are the rescuers of Dinkelsbiihl," he tells citizens. "Always remember the debt of thanks you owe them." Church bells ring in celebration. + Solemn Burgomasters Yield Keys to the Treasure Vaults Waiting for the Swedish colonel's entry into the town, mayor and councilmen stand in fur-trimmed robes and medals of office on the steps of the Rathaus (town hall). Guards are members of the town militia. Men in the back row wear burghers' berets.