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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2017 3:24 p.m. PST

…on May 27th 1940.

"In 1940, members of the British military were slaughtered after they had surrendered to German forces. Two survived, but no one believed their story. However, before the war ended, some Germans wanted those responsible punished.

It started on May 26, 1940. British and Allied forces in France were retreating from the German onslaught, withdrawing to Dunkirk for evacuation back to Britain. The Germans followed, all expecting the worst.

To everyone's surprise, however, the Germans did not press their advantage. They stopped for three days long enough to let the evacuation happen. By the time it ended on June 4, about 330,000 Allied troops had made it out of France…"
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JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2017 5:11 a.m. PST

Was Totenkopf a division in 1940?, or merely Kampfgruppe Eike. Did they have any tanks? Wiki says they had Czech equipment, and were overrun at Stonne.

Legion 427 Aug 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

Just another crime/tragedy among many, many more during the war. Sadly …

Brian Smaller27 Aug 2017 4:23 p.m. PST

One of my long lost English relatives was killed at that massacre.


Daniel S28 Aug 2017 3:32 p.m. PST

A full division "SS-Totenkopf-Division" link and the division was nowhere near Stonne, I suspect that the wiki has mixed up Stonne with Arras where the Totenkopf division was present and got partly overrun by Matildas.

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