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SPAN STYLE 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 soldierseven those sentenced to deathwho had shown exceptional bravery or meritorious service were allowed to 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 win back an honorable place in the national community had done everything that was asked of them risky advance teams, spyware and shock troops, laying mines under enemy fire This book examines the penal units, their combat history and order of battle....

Title : Strafbattalion: Hitler’s Penal Battalions
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ISBN : 1781556474
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Fonthill Media February 7, 2018
Number of Pages : 224 pages
File Size : 796 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Strafbattalion: Hitler’s Penal Battalions Reviews

  • Scott Bailey
    2019-05-13 12:54

    What a great book on military penal units and the 999units used by the german army. Book also covers airforce and navy penal units. The history of each unit is documented from location and battles to units deactivations