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White Flag, Then Shots, So Yanks Fire Nazi Village

  American troops have burned down the German town of Wallendorf,
Northeast of Trier, because villagers hung out surrender flags
and then sniped at the invading units, American radio in Europe
  The broadcast said that when the troops reached the village 
limits they saw the white surrender flags on every building 
and Allied flags displayed prominently.
  "The American soldiers entered the town, but suddenly shots
were fired and several soldiers fell," the announcement said.
  "The London Evening News reported that 24 American soldiers,
including four medical corps men, were killed).
  "Sharp orders were issued by the commanding officer and rapidly
carried out. The whole town was burned to the ground."