At one intersection stood a solitary soldier with a couple of panzerfausts. He looked at me in surprise. ‘What in the world are you waiting for?’ I asked him. ‘For the Americans,’ he replied. ‘And what will you do when the Americans come?’ He hesitated only a moment. ‘Get the hell out of here.’
– Speer returning from a visit to the front 25 March 1945 passing through a deserted small town that the Wehrmacht had already retreated through except for the lone soldier.
(Source: Inside the Third Reich by Albert Speer.)