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
changes ...

Strafbattalion

Author: Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr.

Publisher: Fonthill Media

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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were infantry units made up largely of convicts, felons, malingerers, thugs and the criminally insanePreviously unpublished story of the unitsThe accounts of the most famous Strafbattalion units in combatA story of little-known Nazi units: Hitler’s ‘Dirty Dozens’ When war broke out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.

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were infantry units made up largely of convicts, felons, malingerers, thugs and the criminally insanePreviously unpublished story of the unitsThe accounts of the most famous Strafbattalion units in ...

Strafbattalion

Author: Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr.

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN:

Page: 240

View: 618

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were infantry units made up largely of convicts, felons, malingerers, thugs and the criminally insanePreviously unpublished story of the unitsThe accounts of the most famous Strafbattalion units in combatA story of little-known Nazi units: Hitler’s ‘Dirty Dozens’ When war broke out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.

Europ ische Hochschulschriften

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
ohne ...

Europ  ische Hochschulschriften

Author: Leslie Mac Ewen

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Tel Aviver Jahrbuch f r deutsche Geschichte

... unter dem gleichen Titel verfilmt: Hans Hellmut Kirst, 08/1 j (1954/5 5),
Wolfgang Ott, Haie und kleine Fische (1956), Fritz Wöss, Hunde, wollt ihr ewig
leben (1958), Heinz G. Konsalik, Der Arzt von Stalingrad (1958), Strafbataillon
999 (i960), ...

Tel Aviver Jahrbuch f  r deutsche Geschichte

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Historical Social Research

... wegen abfälliger Äußerungen in einem Cafe zu zwei Jahren Gefängnis
verurteilt wurde und danach fast zwei Jahre in einem Strafbataillon verbringen
mußDie Perspektivendifferenz in den Akten dieser beiden so verschiedenen
Behörden ,.

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The Liberty Bell

Note absence of guards and standard attire of women . that the woman had
called him a Nazi pig , but the fact was that he had first insulted her . I reported
this case and the SS - guard was sent to " Strafbataillon " in Danzig . From this
day on ...

The Liberty Bell

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Reporter in Fernost

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
anderen ...

Reporter in Fernost

Author: Max Rehbein

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Acta Neophilologica

1943 wurde er in eine Hilfseinheit zur Luftabwehr einberufen , nachher zum
Arbeitsdienst nach Polen geschickt , nach gescheitertem Fluchtversuch
festgenommen und zur Infanterie nach Brünn beordert . Mit einem Strafbataillon
kam er an die ...

Acta Neophilologica

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Nachgelassene Werke

Andere wieder werden verurteilt , weil sie sich weigerten zu schießen . Ein
Deserteur wird in das Strafbataillon verseßt , wo man ihn zu Tode prügelt . Ein
anderer wird ohne Anlaß geprügelt , man streut Salz auf seine Wunden , und er
stirbt .

Nachgelassene Werke

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

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Who s who in Literature

Der Arzt von Stalingrad " , " Strafbataillon 999 " , " Liebesnächte in der Taiga " , "
Russische Sinfonie " , " Liebe am Don " , " Bluthochzeit in Prag " , " Heiß wie der
Steppenwind " , " Die Tochter des Teufels " , " Liebe auf heißen Sand " , " Das
Lied ...

Who s who in Literature

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Experience of War

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 ?

Experience of War

Author: Robert Cowley

Publisher: Laurel

ISBN: 9780440505532

Page: 574

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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.