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Tango0129 Dec 2018 12:44 p.m. PST

… Became a Hero by Fighting Nazis.

"THEY GREW UP in a part of the world where young men joined Hitler Youth organizations, where the local chapter of the National Socialist German Workers Party held movie nights to screen Third Reich propaganda films, and where the ladies of the Nazi Women's League gossiped over apfelstreudel and kaffee as their children practiced marching for the Führer's birthday parade. But this wasn't Munich, Cologne or even Berlin – it was more than 6,000 miles away in far-off South America.

In 1939, the south of Brazil was home to a million ethnic Germans or teuto-brasileiros. Ironically, one of them would make a name for himself as one of the toughest fighters on the Allied side of World War II.

He was Max Wolf: A tall, blue-eyed son of a coffee-roaster from Vienna and the maternal grandson of a Brazilian army colonel. He became a legend among the ordinary soldiers of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force (BEF) or "Smoking Cobras" as they were known….."
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Huscarle29 Dec 2018 1:27 p.m. PST

Interesting, I know very little about the BEF. Thanks for the snapshot.

Tango0130 Dec 2018 3:13 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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