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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 9:37 p.m. PST

"Armies have long used prisoners as soldiers. Imperial France deployed the Bat' d'Af' in the harshest of its colonies. During the American Civil War, captured Confederate soldiers sometimes recanted the rebellion, swore allegiance to the Union and became Galvanized Yankees. The former rebel prisoners fought and bled for the country they once shunned.

The Nazis made liberal use of penal units, especially in the latter days of World War II. Soldiers with discipline problems and criminals from within Germany often ended up in the Strafbattalion — military units comprised of prisoners. The Strafbattalion performed awful missions such as clearing minefields.

But the horrors of serving in the Strafbattalion pales in comparison to the war crimes of the most reviled of Nazi units — the 36th Grenadier Division of the Waffen SS. This notorious group, also known as the Dirlewanger Brigade, began as an experimental unit of poachers and became a division of weaponized criminals…"
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Lost Wolf25 Mar 2020 6:13 p.m. PST

Unbelievable and indescribable evil.

Choctaw26 Mar 2020 2:33 p.m. PST

Well, hopefully his guards did beat him to death. You know an individual is terrible when the scum of the earth, Waffen SS, are offended by his actions.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2020 10:16 p.m. PST

(smile)

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Legion 427 Mar 2020 7:44 a.m. PST

Yes a mad man who hopefully was beaten to death by is guards. He was unrepentant and evil. Hope he is enjoying Hell …

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