'WEREWOLVES' IN post-WWII GERMANY
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This morning on C-SPAN a retired US Army officer was making a comparison between the current 'insurgents' in Iraq and the "Werewolves' of post-war Germany to make a point. He said that "thousands of American soldiers and German civilians were killed by these diehard nazis in 1946." Without getting into another subject I have always heard that the werewolves were never able to cause much damage and the death toll from them was in the low hundreds (or less) at best. I know they executed a few town Mayors for collaberating with the Allies and killed some troops using roadside bombs and boobytraps, but were never considered a serious threat to the Allied Victory. Certainly the figures I have heard were not in the thousands.

 

 

Dogdaddy :woof:

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#2
I've never heard that either. :armata_PDT_23: That would be a matter for some investigation, don't you think? :drinkin:
Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
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#3

What a bunch of dam foolishness. I spent quite a few months in Austria and Germany at wars end while waiting to go home and I never saw or heard any true accounts of Wherewolve damage. Several roumers but no facts. I doubt that much damage or deaths was done by them. Most Germans were damn thankfull to be in the American Zone of Occupation

and not in the Russian Zone .

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#4
Yes, I agree with your assessment. I never heard of this either. Sounds like a crock of you-know-what to me too. All our guys were there and I never heard any of them speak of this. If it was that prevalent as retired US Army officer claims, then a lot more of you would have been aware of it. Someone else trying to make a play on history. :o
Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#5

I thought it sounded like a crock of horse chips myself...Thank you for your comments! :rolleyes:

 

Dogdaddy :woof:

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#6
You are welcome. It's great to have interesting conversations on ALL sorts of topics from A-Z on our forum. A lot of time we can dispel notions, sometimes elaborate, and other times just enjoy a hearty exchange between adults. :armata_PDT_37:
Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#7

Retired Officers on C SPAN etc. seem to be the most misguided bunch I have ever listened to . Maybe they are well paid by the studio and read what is put before them as fact.

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#8
Geez are they that desperate for news? Seems there's enough out there to keep us all occupied without all the crap and revisionism! :pdt33:
Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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