Help support TMP

"The Awful History of Real Life ‘Suicide Squads’" Topic

5 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the WWII Discussion Message Board

Areas of Interest

World War Two on the Land

Featured Hobby News Article

444 hits since 24 Mar 2020
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

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…"
Main page



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



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 …

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.