Author: Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr.Publish On: 2017-12-21
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were infantry units made up largely of convicts, felons, malingerers, thugs and the criminally insanePreviously unpublished story of the unitsThe accounts of the most famous Strafbattalion units in ...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
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were infantry units made up largely of convicts, felons, malingerers, thugs and the criminally insanePreviously unpublished story of the unitsThe accounts of the most famous Strafbattalion units in combatA story of little-known Nazi units: Hitler’s ‘Dirty Dozens’ When war broke out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.
Special Rules - Chained dogs: Any Strafbattalion penal squad or Replacement army squads starting a turn within 6” of a Feldgendarmerie or Feldjägerkorps ...
Author: Warlord Games
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Games & Activities
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.
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 ...
Author: Gerry Villani
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.
Matern wird wegen Beleidigung des Führers in ein Strafbataillon versetzt . Im
Führerhaupt quartier macht Prinz einen Fluchtversuch , wird aber vom Hunde
meister zurückgeführt . Das Attentat gegen Hitler misslingt , und nur die Baracke
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, Untreue
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 ...
Author: Jon Tuttle
Publisher: Intellect Books
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
There are members of the 999 Strafbataillon mixed with units which have distinguished themselves on the battlefield. We demand the right to separate these ...
Author: J. Madison Davis
Publisher: Open Road Media
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?
... 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 ...
Author: Warlord Games
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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.
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, ...
Author: Antony Beevor
Publisher: Penguin UK
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.
The Afrika Korps Strafbattalion was conscripted from the hardest cases in German civilian prisons; men whose only hope to escape the exceedingly harsh ...
Author: Kevin Shannon
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
During its seventy-one years of existence, the 17th/21st Lancers became one of the best known British cavalry regiments of all time. Beloved by the Press as the 'Death or Glory Boys', their renowned skull and crossbones 'Motto', was one of the most recognised cap badges of the British Army. This volume, written by a former member of the Regiment, tells their complete story for the first time; much of which is in the words of those who served. The Regiment's role during the Second World War---on the Home Front, in North Africa and Italy; Austria; Greece, and Palestine in the aftermath of the war; its four years of service in Northern Ireland at the height of the 'Troubles'; and the Gulf War, where one of its crews achieved the longest ever direct-fire tank kill, are all covered in considerable detail. Personal accounts add colour to descriptions of routine life for a cavalry regiment in Egypt and India; and an armoured regiment during the Cold War, serving in Germany, Hong Kong, Libya, Yemen and Belize. Eleven sketch maps and 128 photographs illustrate the text. Appendices include, a definitive Roll of Honour; all Commanding Officers, Colonels of the Regiment and RSMs.
Author: Germany (West). BundessozialgerichtPublish On: 1983
Das LSG hat zwar festgestellt , daß der Kläger bei der Wehrmacht verschiedenen
Strafeinheiten , insbesondere dem Strafbataillon 999 angehört hat und ihm als
politisch Verfolgtem eine Entschädigung zuerkannt worden ist . Aus dem ...
Später kommt er , wie alle Deserteure , ins Strafbataillon nach Algerien . Ich
kenne keinen , der das so leicht überlebt hat . « Der Mittag ist kaum noch
erträglich . Die Sonne peitscht auf das Wellblechdach der Bierbude . Die beiden
Author: Heinrich Graf von EinsiedelPublish On: 1953
... Gefangener , ein „ Antifaschist “ , wie er mir versicherte . Er war bei der
Wehrmacht wegen Trunkenheit und Tätlichkeiten gegenüber einem
VorgeEinsiedel , Tagebuch 3 setzten degradiert und in ein Strafbataillon gesteckt
worden . Das 27 .
Prisoners who had served in Strafbataillon ( German army punishment units )
were often receptive . But no matter what the approach , the Americans in the end
always asked , “ Are you saying you want to volunteer to fight against the Nazis ?
Author: Robert Cowley
Bestselling popular historians explore the infinite varieties of the wartime experience and its effect on mankind in these 51 articles representing the best in military nonfiction being published today. Contributors include John Keegan, James McPherson, Stephen Ambrose, and others. A superb anthology. . . .--Publishers Weekly.
Author: Tatiana Metternich (Fürstin von Metternich-Winneburg)Publish On: 1976
Vsecutive nightly escapes , was transferred to a ' Strafbataillon ' , 28 Lied in
action a few weeks later . Savugd of these ostentatious deaths , ' Goebbels
vituperated . dex spa of the Kronprinz and grandson of Emperor William , Wien u
200 , had ...
Author: Tatiana Metternich (Fürstin von Metternich-Winneburg)