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Strafbattalion: Hitler's Penal Battalions


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Strafbattalion: Hitler's Penal Battalions - Zapotoczny, Walter S., Jr.
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When war broke out in 1939, Hitler created `Strafbattalion' (Penal Battalion) units to deal with incarcerated members of the Wehrmacht as well as `subversives'. His order stated that any first-time convicted soldier could return to his unit after he had served a portion of his sentence in `a special probation corps before the enemy'. Beginning in April 1941, convicted soldiers-even those sentenced to death-who had shown exceptional bravery or meritorious service were allowed to rejoin their original units. However those in ...

Strafbattalion: Hitler's Penal Battalions 2017, Fonthill Media, Toadsmoor Road

ISBN-13: 9781781556474