Thanks for the link.
"band of brothers"
Sorry, I dont use Ambrose as an accurate historical account buddy,he was a great bloke and very insightfull but in my experiance(and maybe its editing mistakes) but there are far to many glaring errors in his work to take it at face value,ie acording to him it was Gnrl Gales 6th airborne at Arnhem.....
bollocks. gerries tried to form the unit and failed.
Realy,shame there is plenty of documentry evidence including photos of unit parades to disprove your obvious embaresment at some Poles willingness to don any uniform for their own ends. Why does every other nation in Europe,freely admit their country had nazis/fellow travellers but Poland? It brings no more shame on you than the fact a few Brits joined the BFK wSS shames me....get over it and move on.No one is saying put up posters honoring these people or anything....
In the case of Falaise pocket the Hitler youth fought so stubbornly because they've been thoroughly brainwashed.
Partly,but mostly because they were led by extremly experianced former LSAH officers and NCOs and also had top pick of equipment.
Nazis certainly didn't get enthusiastic support anywhere.
er,pick you up on that...Nazis most certainly DID get enthusiastic support in a hell of a lot of places, the western vollunteers to the SS were just that,not conscripts but french,dutch,walloon,norge,sweddish,croation......all willing to sign on in the war against the "barbarian east and world jewry"....sad but true.
And,suppose a nazi invasion of Britain had occured,how long till Mosely and the BUF came out of the wodwork waving home made blood banners?
They'd seen Germany's standard of living rise on the backs of industries funded by money stolen from Jews
Nope,theyd seen industry flourishing under Hjalmer Schachts economic policies of reinflation through credit.......
Evil Adolph need brutal troops in every occupied keep teh lid on a smouldering cauldron of hatred.
Didnt need them in Vichy France,or Hungary untill the red army got too close...