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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2023 7:47 p.m. PST

"According to documents discovered in German archives, in the first years after World War II, former members of the Waffen SS and the Wehrmacht founded a secret army to protect Germany from the Soviets. Such actions by the Germans were not permitted by the treaty which had been signed by the new Democratic state of Germany, making this action a huge violation. Not to mention that in that period of time, every German soldier, especially SS troops, wanted to be sentenced to death for various war crimes.

The 321-page file had gone unnoticed in the archives of the BND (German foreign intelligence services) for almost six decades. Uncovered only a few years prior to now, the documents show us an unknown, mysterious chapter in the post-war history of Germany. They show the existence of a coalition of about 2,000 former officers veterans of the SS and the Nazi army who decided to organize a secret army in Germany in 1949. They trained without a mandate from the German government, without the knowledge of parliament, and, as the documents show, evading the directives of the Allied occupation forces…"

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Porthos12 Jul 2023 1:09 a.m. PST

Nice find again, Armand ! Interesting both for Pulp and Cold War.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2023 2:34 a.m. PST

in that period of time, every German soldier, especially SS troops, wanted to be sentenced to death for various war crimes

I doubt that they wanted to be sentenced to death. wink

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2023 9:06 a.m. PST

I had the same thought.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2023 2:16 p.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friend…


Major Mike13 Jul 2023 6:06 a.m. PST

Not really a big secret now. It was done with tacit approval from the Allies as they looked at the possibility of having to oppose Soviet expansion. It is one of the reasons that the Bundeswehr was able to be quickly stood up once West Germany was allowed to field an official Army.

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