Strafbattalion

Strafbattalion

The German Army’s Strafbattalions were infantry units made up largely of convicts, felons, malingerers, thugs and the criminally insanePreviously unpublished story of the unitsThe accounts of the most famous Strafbattalion units in ...

Author: Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr.

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 240

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The German Army’s Strafbattalions were infantry units made up largely of convicts, felons, malingerers, thugs and the criminally insanePreviously unpublished story of the unitsThe accounts of the most famous Strafbattalion units in combatA story of little-known Nazi units: Hitler’s ‘Dirty Dozens’ When war broke out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 could rejoin their original units; however, those in probation units were expected to undertake dangerous operations at the front. Refusal entailed enforcement of the original sentence. The soldiers who ‘won back an honourable place in the national community’ had done everything that was asked of them from suicidal advance teams, shock troops, and laying mines under fire. By 1945, over 50,000 Wehrmacht troops had served in punishment regiments. Strafbatallion: Hitler’s Penal Battalions examines the penal units, their combat history and order of battle.
Categories: History

Strafbattalion

Strafbattalion

Prior to World War II, there were nine Strafbattalions within the Wehrmacht. The primary role of Strafbattalion was to provide front-line support. As the war progressed, the size of Strafbattalion companies dramatically increased due to ...

Author: Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr.

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 145

The German Army’s Strafbattalions were infantry units made up largely of convicts, felons, malingerers, thugs and the criminally insanePreviously unpublished story of the unitsThe accounts of the most famous Strafbattalion units in combatA story of little-known Nazi units: Hitler’s ‘Dirty Dozens’ When war broke out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 could rejoin their original units; however, those in probation units were expected to undertake dangerous operations at the front. Refusal entailed enforcement of the original sentence. The soldiers who ‘won back an honourable place in the national community’ had done everything that was asked of them from suicidal advance teams, shock troops, and laying mines under fire. By 1945, over 50,000 Wehrmacht troops had served in punishment regiments. Strafbatallion: Hitler’s Penal Battalions examines the penal units, their combat history and order of battle.
Categories: History

Bolt Action Campaign The Road to Berlin

Bolt Action  Campaign  The Road to Berlin

Each LMG is assumed to be mounted on a Special Rules - Chained dogs: Any Strafbattalion penal squad or Replacement army squads starting a turn within 6” of a Feldgendarmerie or Feldjägerkorps squad will lose the shirkers special rule ...

Author: Warlord Games

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472817938

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

View: 997

As the Allies advance towards Germany, they face dogged resistance from the hard-pressed German forces. Take command of the Allies in their final push to end the war in Europe, or hold fast as the German defenders as the fight is brought to your door. This new Campaign Book for Bolt Action offers new linked scenarios, rules, troop types and Theatre Selectors, and provides plenty of options for novice and veteran players alike.
Categories: Games & Activities

Bolt Action Ostfront

Bolt Action  Ostfront

Later, some civilianconvicted felons were also added to the Strafbattalions, but only people who committed minor ... The entry below allows for all different levels of Strafbattalion, from the equivalent to Regular Wermacht units to ...

Author: Warlord Games

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472813077

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 128

View: 170

Take charge of Operation Barbarossa and drive towards Moscow or command the steadfast defenders of the Soviet Union. From the early battles for Leningrad and Sevastopol to the tank clash of Kursk and the bitter urban warfare of Stalingrad, this new Theatre Book for Bolt Action provides wargamers with new scenarios and special rules that give them everything they need to focus their gaming on the Eastern Front.
Categories: Games & Activities

Straf Battalion 999

Straf Battalion 999

Author: Heinz G. Konsalik

Publisher:

ISBN: 0427003008

Category: Fiction in English

Page: 238

View: 331

Categories: Fiction in English

Voices of the Waffen SS

Voices of the Waffen SS

The decision to send him to the Strafbataillon was maybe the worst decision ever made. Serving time in the Strafbataillon actually meant that he would serve his time with the infamous Dirlewanger Brigade, which was well known for its ...

Author: Gerry Villani

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359496891

Category:

Page: 272

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The Waffen SS were Hitler's elite forces during WWII. They were the forces that were feared by the enemy and praised by their allies. During the Nuremberg Trials, the Waffen SS was condemned as part of a criminal organization, however, the Nuremberg Trials exempted conscripts from that condemnation. On several occasions, the Waffen SS was criticized by Heer commanders for their reckless disregard for casualties while taking or holding objectives, however, the Waffen SS divisions eventually proved themselves as capable soldiers. The poor initial performance was mainly due to the emphasis on political indoctrination rather than proper military training before the war. Despite this, the experience gained from the Polish, French, and Balkan campaigns and the peculiarly egalitarian form of training soon turned Waffen SS units into elite formations. These are the stories of the men that once were part of this elite force, not to glorify the Nazi regime or crimes committed by them, but to give them a voice too.
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Bolt Action Duel in the Sun

Bolt Action  Duel in the Sun

Special Rules: •Strafbattalion can be Shirkers at a cost of –3pts per model SELECTORS Strafbattalion count as an infantry squad for the purposes of the generic Reinforced Platoon selector from the Bolt Action rulebook.

Author: Warlord Games

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472813718

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 136

View: 873

With Duel in the Sun, players can take command of the doughty Desert Rats of Montgomery's 8th Army, the fast-moving and hard-hitting raiders of the Long Range Desert Army (LRDG), or Rommel's mighty Afrika Korps, to recreate some of the most iconic battles of World War II – Operations Compass, Crusader and Torch, Tobruk, and Alamein, amongst others. Offering scenarios, special rules and new troop types, this Theatre Book for Bolt Action also takes players across the Mediterranean from North Africa, where they can follow the Italian Campaign from the invasion of Sicily, through the battles for Anzio and Cassino, to the final assaults on the Gothic Line.
Categories: Games & Activities

Arnhem

Arnhem

The central sector, straddling the Eindhoven road and thus the boundary between the Fallschirmjäger and SS contingents was assigned to Fallschirmjäger Ausbildungs Regiment Hoffmann and Luftwaffe Strafbataillon 6, the former a ...

Author: William F. Buckingham

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445637167

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 931

Explore this gripping day-by-day combat narrative of the infamous battle for a bridgehead over the Rhine.
Categories: History

Die juristische Aufarbeitung des Unrechts Staats

Die juristische Aufarbeitung des Unrechts Staats

Dockhorn: Hehlerei; G. beantragt 10 Jahre Zuchthaus, Urteil lautet auf 8 Jahre Zuchthaus (D. kommt 1944 in einem Strafbataillon um). Fall 2: K. R. R. sollte in Polen einen Fliegersturm aufstellen; wegen Betrugs, Unterschlagung, ...

Author: Thomas Blanke

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019471114

Category: Crimes against humanity

Page: 778

View: 813

Categories: Crimes against humanity

The Trustus Plays

The Trustus Plays

Most of them are Strafbataillon. You know Strafbataillon? Criminals, drunkards—the niggers of Germany. You must put them on their knees, it's the only language they understand. If I were you, I'd have done the same thing. If I were you, ...

Author: Jon Tuttle

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841502953

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

View: 298

The Trustus Plays is an intriguing collection of three full-length plays by US playwright Jon Tuttle. The Hammerstone (1994) is an academic comedy about two professors aging gracelessly; Drift (1998) is a dark comedy about marriage and divorce, and, Holy Ghost (2005) portrays the plight of German POW’s kept in camps in the American South. Each is a winner of the national Trustus Playwrights Festival contest, and each has been produced by the Trustus Theatre, in Columbia, South Carolina.Tuttle’s introduction discusses the existential underpinnings of the plays, and Trustus founder and Artistic Director Jim Thigpen provides a preface describing the theatre’s dedication to experimental, “edgy” social drama, and how Tuttle’s striking work has served that mission.
Categories: Literary Criticism

And the Angels Sing

And the Angels Sing

There are members of the 999 Strafbataillon mixed with units which have distinguished themselves on the battlefield. We demand the right to separate these criminal elements from the general population and to be restored to our own ...

Author: J. Madison Davis

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504012515

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

View: 779

It’s 1941 and Swing is King. But as the late Cab Calloway said, in those days, music belonged to the mob. Carl Carlson is on the verge of Big Band stardom. He would do anything to make his dream come true and the damned war is just a nuisance. The draft board doesn’t see it that way. After being wounded in North Africa, the Army assigns Carl to translation duties in a German prisoner of War camp conveniently near Musso, the Cleveland, Ohio, gangster who can put him back on top. Musso doesn’t ask much in return: one hand washes the other. All Carl has to do is use his charm to seduce the promiscuous Natalie Bixby, locate her thieving boyfriend, and toss him to Musso like raw meat to a shark. Meanwhile, dark undercurrents are also flowing in the prisoner of war camp—Nazi intimidation, torture, escapes, and the murder of a child. How much evil is Carl willing to ignore in his single-minded quest for stardom? Is he so far gone that he does not care who murdered a boy? Will his attraction to the young and beautiful Italian translator Elizabeth revive the conscience he’s been suppressing? Or is Carl in too deep, so tangled in corruption that he is a dead man no matter what he does?
Categories: Fiction

Bolt Action Campaign Stalingrad

Bolt Action  Campaign  Stalingrad

... Heer Veteran squads, Heer Pioneer squads, Strafbattalion 0–2 MMG teams 0–1 Mortar team: light, medium, heavy 0–1 Flamethrower team 0–1 Sniper team 0–1 Anti-tank rifle team Artillery 0–1 Gun from: Field artillery: light, medium, ...

Author: Warlord Games

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472839022

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 960

One of the most infamous and decisive battles of the Second World War, Stalingrad was a turning point of the Eastern Front, showing that the German juggernaut was not invincible. This Campaign Book for Bolt Action allows players to refight the fierce Battle of Stalingrad, from the actions of the surrounding area and within the city itself, to the encirclement, concerted relief efforts, and the final attempted breakout. New, linked scenarios, rules, troop types, and Theatre Selectors provide plenty of options for both novice and veteran players alike.
Categories: Fiction

Fromelles Anniversary An Odyssey Books Bundle

Fromelles Anniversary  An Odyssey Books Bundle

Chapter 21 One by one the surviving men of the Strafbattalion slipped back into the German trenches after their night-time patrol. They had timed their arrival perfectly, returning just as the sky above began to lighten with the coming ...

Author: Clare Rhoden

Publisher: Odyssey Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 822

View: 550

The Stars in the Night: Harry Fletcher is a confident young man. Harry’s sure that he will marry Nora MacTiernan, no matter what their families say. He’s certain that he will always be there to protect Eddie, the boy his father saved from the gutters of Port Adelaide. Only the War to End All Wars might get in the way of Harry’s plans… From the beaches of Semaphore to the shores of Gallipoli, the mud of Flanders to the red dust of inland South Australia, this is a story of love, brotherhood, and resilience. *** Golgotha: 1916, the Western Front. There are some crimes that transcend the horrors of war, and the rumour of a soldier being found in no man’s land crucified to a church door threatens to cause a mutiny in the trenches. To placate the troops, allied HQ orders four soldiers pulled from the ranks of each army to investigate the crime and bring the perpetrator swiftly to justice. What a Canadian ex-Mountie, an Australian beat cop, a constable from Scotland Yard, and their military intelligence commander discover will not only save the lives of the comrades, but may well save the entire war. Full of factual events and historic occurrences, Golgotha looks into one of the darkest events to occur during the First World War. *** Nursing Fox: At the outbreak of World War I, Lucy Paignton-Fox enlists in the Australian Army Nursing Service and leaves her family's cattle station in the Northern Territory to join the war effort. During the Gallipoli campaign she serves in hospitals in Egypt, but when the Anzacs are posted to France she moves with them. A talented and spirited nurse, with dreams of one day becoming a doctor, Lucy finds more opportunities than she ever imagined: working alongside doctors and surgeons, sharing the soldiers' dangers, helping them through their pain, and making lifelong friends. But with war comes suffering. Lucy sees it all around: sorrow, disease and death. How long can she stay separated from it all? Nursing Fox details the experiences of Australian nurses during the Great War. It honours their journeys and shows the impact that the nurses had on the soldiers with whom they crossed paths.
Categories: Fiction

Stalingrad

Stalingrad

Half of them were sent to 991 Special Strafbattalion, but so many deserted on its first encounter with the enemy that the unit was disbanded, and the remainder transferred to the 5th Infantry Division on the Don Front opposite ...

Author: Antony Beevor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141926100

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 900

Antony Beevor's Stalingrad is a harrowing look at one of history's darkest moments. In October 1942, a panzer officer wrote 'Stalingrad is no longer a town... Animals flee this hell; the hardest stones cannot bear it for long; only men endure'. The battle for Stalingrad became the focus of Hitler and Stalin's determination to win the gruesome, vicious war on the eastern front. The citizens of Stalingrad endured unimaginable hardship; the battle, with fierce hand-to-hand fighting in each room of each building, was brutally destructive to both armies. But the eventual victory of the Red Army, and the failure of Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, was the first defeat of Hitler's territorial ambitions in Europe, and the start of his decline. An extraordinary story of tactical genius, civilian bravery, obsession, carnage and the nature of war itself, Stalingrad will act as a testament to the vital role of the soviet war effort. 'A superb re-telling. Beevor combines a soldier's understanding of war's realities with the narrative techniques of a novelist . . . This is a book that lets the reader look into the face of battle' Orlando Figes, Sunday Telegraph 'A brilliantly researched tour de force of military history' Sarah Bradford, The Times Antony Beevor is the renowned author of Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award. His books have sold nearly four million copies.
Categories: History

Yes

Yes

A good feeling washed over me when I saw that the captain was alone . Or maybe it was the way he opened the door and stood there . He commanded that I be taken to a Strafbattalion in Potsdam . No Gestapo . Unaware 50 ALEXANDER MUNZEL.

Author: Alexander Munzel

Publisher: Alexander Munzel

ISBN: 0967256607

Category:

Page: 379

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The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt

The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt

Or, if you had a son in the military, he might be assigned to a strafbattalion, a battalion used for suicidal missions on the front lines, or to some other detachment that was deliberately sent into places where they were certain to be ...

Author: William Nothdurft

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588361172

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 270

The date is January 11, 1911. A young German paleontologist, accompanied only by a guide, a cook, four camels, and a couple of camel drivers, reaches the lip of the vast Bahariya Depression after a long trek across the bleak plateau of the western desert of Egypt. The scientist, Ernst Freiherr Stromer von Reichenbach, hopes to find fossil evidence of early mammals. In this, he will be disappointed, for the rocks here will prove to be much older than he thinks. They are nearly a hundred million years old. Stromer is about to learn that he has walked into the age of the dinosaurs. At the bottom of the Bahariya Depression, Stromer will find the remains of four immense and entirely new dinosaurs, along with dozens of other unique specimens. But there will be reversals—shipments delayed for years by war, fossils shattered in transit, stunning personal and professional setbacks. Then, in a single cataclysmic night, all of his work will be destroyed and Ernst Stromer will slip into history and be forgotten. The date is January 11, 2000—eighty-nine years to the day after Stromer descended into Bahariya. Another young paleontologist, Ameri-can graduate student Josh Smith, has brought a team of fellow scientists to Egypt to find Stromer’s dinosaur graveyard and resurrect the German pioneer’s legacy. After weeks of digging, often under appalling conditions, they fail utterly at rediscovering any of Stromer’s dinosaur species. Then, just when they are about to declare defeat, Smith’s team discovers a dinosaur of such staggering immensity that it will stun the world of paleontology and make headlines around the globe. Masterfully weaving together history, science, and human drama, The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt is the gripping account of not one but two of the twentieth century’s great expeditions of discovery.
Categories: Science

The Agony of Greek Jews 1940 1945

The Agony of Greek Jews  1940   1945

... units (drawn from the generic Strafbattalion, consisting primarily of political prisoners) have to be judged individually vis-à-vis their actions. 99. The Bashibazook exploit of P. L. Fermor et al. in the kidnapping of the German ...

Author: Steven B. Bowman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804772495

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 899

The Agony of Greek Jews tells the story of modern Greek Jewry as it came under the control of the Kingdom of Greece during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In particular, it deals with the vicissitudes of those Jews who held Greek citizenship during the interwar and wartime periods. Individual chapters address the participation of Greek and Palestinian Jews in the 1941 fighting with Italy and Germany, the roles of Jews in the Greek Resistance, aid, and rescue attempts, and the problems faced by Jews who returned from the camps and the mountains in the aftermath of the German retreat. Bowman focuses on the fate of one minority group of Greek citizens during the war and explores various aspects of its relations with the conquerors, the conquered, and concerned bystanders. His book contains new archival material and interviews with survivors. It supersedes much of the general literature on the subject of Greek Jewry.
Categories: History

Golgotha

Golgotha

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE ONE BY ONE THE SURVIVING MEN OF THE STRAFBATTALION SLIPPED BACK INTO the German trenches after their night-time patrol. They had timed their arrival perfectly, returning just as the sky above began to lighten with the ...

Author: Phil Hore

Publisher: Odyssey Books

ISBN: 9781922311177

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 384

1916, the Western Front. There are some crimes that transcend the horrors of war, and the rumour of a soldier being found in no man’s land crucified to a church door threatens to cause a mutiny in the trenches. To placate the troops, allied HQ orders four soldiers pulled from the ranks of each army to investigate the crime and bring the perpetrator swiftly to justice. What a Canadian ex-Mountie, an Australian beat cop, a constable from Scotland Yard, and their military intelligence commander discover will not only save the lives of the comrades, but may well save the entire war. Full of factual events and historic occurrences, Golgotha looks into one of the darkest events to occur during the First World War.
Categories: Fiction