As I said, you see we disembarked early in the morning. And we marched through the streets of Saigon
to our respective destination or whatever sites we were given. I... and the people, they were all over, everybody seemed to have turned out to greet us, and welcome us on the roads. They even showered flowers, as I said before. And later on, I don't know whether it was just a rumor or gossip, that the people thought that probably some of the Russian troops had arrived, because some of our troops were wearing cap comforters, which are woolen round caps, which we used to wear in Burma
. Possibly that too, that may be one reason. But generally, I think the expectation was that we were their liberators. As the Allies had been saying over the radio and over the... in their propaganda.