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were infantry units made up largely of convicts, felons, malingerers, thugs and the criminally insanePreviously unpublished story of the unitsThe accounts of the most famous Strafbattalion units in ...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were infantry units made up largely of convicts, felons, malingerers, thugs and the criminally insanePreviously unpublished story of the unitsThe accounts of the most famous Strafbattalion units in combatA story of little-known Nazi units: Hitler’s ‘Dirty Dozens’ When war broke out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.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Strafbattalion (English: Penal Battalion) were Wehrmacht penal units created from military prisoners during the final years of the Second World War.
Author: Jesse Russell
Publisher: Book on Demand Limited
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Strafbattalion (English: Penal Battalion) were Wehrmacht penal units created from military prisoners during the final years of the Second World War. Soldiers sentenced to these units were poorly-armed and required to undertake dangerous high-casualty missions. Strafbattalion were operated and administered by the German military police.
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
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.
Later, some civilianconvicted felons were also added to the Strafbattalions, but
only people who committed minor crimes. ... allows for all different levels of Strafbattalion, from the equivalent to Regular Wermacht units to Inexperienced
Author: Warlord Games
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Games & Activities
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.
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 Serafimovich.
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.
Author: Germany (West). BundessozialgerichtPublish On: 1983
insbesondere dem Strafbataillon 999 angehört hat und ihm als politisch
Verfolgtem eine Entschädigung zuerkannt worden ist . Aus dem angefochtenen
Urteil ergibt sich aber nicht , ob die Verfolgteneigenschaft auch auf der
Zugehörigkeit zu ...
In the car I was in there were five or six members of Strafbataillon 999 , which
was a unit consisting of either convicts or former concentration camp inmates .
These guys told us frankly that they had been in Dachau until shortly before they
Dat strafbataillon vertrok zo onverwagts en tersluip, dat zeven à agt uitstaande
schildwagten vergeten wierden in te halen, en dat een partijtje buskruit in den
groote caserne bleef staan in een open vertrek, 't geen ons niet weinig
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 military ...
Author: J. Madison Davis
Publisher: Permanent PressPub Company
After being wounded in Europe and stationed as an interpreter at a camp for German POWs, once and future singer Carl Walthers, the Carolina Crooner, tries to get his career going again through his connections in the Cleveland rackets while coping with changes in the mob and events at the prison camp
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
Author: Jon Tuttle
Publisher: Hub City Press
Jon Tuttle is Playwright-in-Residence at Trustus, South Carolina's premier professional theatre. This volume includes two of his plays-with accompanying essays by eminent local historians--that recall moments in South Carolina's forgotten past. The White Problem gives voice to Richard Greener, the first African-American professor at the University of South Carolina, and Holy Ghost explores the strange racial and political dynamics in a lowcountry POW camp during World War II.
Author: William Makepeace ThackerayPublish On: 1867
... they would make application to the proper quarter , and have him transferred to
the “ Strafbataillon , ” — punishment or reformatory corps , —of which there were
several for this purpose . There was no instance during my time of service of an ...
If a soldier was so often punished and for disreputable offences, that his
comrades got to consider him a disgrace to the regiment, they would make
application to the proper quarter, and have him transferred to the “Strafbataillon,”
... such as The Doctor of Stalingrad (Der Arzt von Stalingrad, 1958) and
Punishment Battalion 999 (Strafbataillon 999, 1959). The Doctor of Stalingrad
focuses on the brutal treatment of German prisoners by their Russian captors: to
this extent it ...
Author: James Chapman
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Category: Performing Arts
From the onset of the film medium, directors have found war an endlessly compelling and fruitful subject for their art. In War and Film, Chapman explores their fascination as well as audiences’ enduring need to examine and experience the vicissitudes of war. Chapman examines the issues of truthfulness and realism that arise in depictions of war, whether in the supposed truth telling of war documentaries or Hollywood battle scenes that are “more realistic than the real thing.” The book considers films from the U. S., Britain, and Europe, and the national responses to cinematic depictions of particular conflicts. In case studies of such legendary works as Das Boot, Apocalypse Now, and All Quiet on the Western Front, the book parses their dominant narrative themes, ranging from war as a pointless tragedy to combat as an exciting and heroic adventure. But few films, Chapman contends, probe into the deeper ramifications of war—the psychological scars left on the soldier and civilians. A study of remarkable breadth and scope, War and Film exposes the power of cinema in shaping our perceptions of violent conflict.
... dat wil ik gaarne gelooven , heeft men daar een strafbataillon - systeem
ingevoerd en een stelsel van bespieding en rapportenmakerij door H.H.
educatoren , hetwelk , naar mijn inzien , allernoodlottigst werkt op de
ontwikkeling en zedelijke ...
Sie bestand aus der 1ten , 2ten , 15ten und 17ten Abtheilung ( 16 Bataillonen ) ,
einem Strafbataillon und einer Veteranenkompagnie und garnisonirte in 19
verschiedenen Städten , darunter Antwerpen , Breda , Bergen -op - Zoom und die
... The Warriors Platoon Leader Plenty Polskie Drogi ( Polish Roads ) Pork Chop
Hill P.O.W. the Escape Prelude to War The Proud & the Damned PT 109
Punishment Battalion 999 ( Strafbataillon 999 ) Punishment Battalion ( Strafbataillon 999 ) ...
Strafbattalion 9 99 , which un - ganza mysteries , replete with racing fortunately
can be seen only on our tv , cars , old hotels , and incredible crossunder the title
of Punishment Battalion , plotting , was used in the ' 62 Teppich is the work of ...
This is the first systematic study of the Jews in the Greek resistance based on archival research and personal interviews. It covers Jews in various aspects of resistance in Greece and other concentration camps. The book is a contribution to the overall story of Greek resistance against the Nazi occupiers and provides hitherto unknown stories of their contributions to that fight. Based on interviews and archival research Bowman has assembled a preliminary list of over 650 individuals who fought or served with the Greek Resistance forces. These include andartes and andartissas, interpreters, recruiters, doctors, spies, nurses, organizers, and a number of non Greek Jews who volunteered or were trapped in Greece during the war years. While the murder of nearly 90% of Greek Jews by the Nazis has begun to enter the holocaust story, the participation of Greek Jews in the war against the Nazis is virtually unknown. Greek Jews actively fought in the war against the Italian and German invaders. Veterans and young Jewish males and females went to the mountains to fight or serve in various ways in the andartiko among the several Greek Resistance movements. Other Jews remained in urban areas where they joined different Resistance cells whether as active saboteurs or in leadership roles. A number of Jews appear on the payrolls of Force 133. Additionally Greek Jews participated in the Sonderkommando revolt in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in October 1944 while others fought in the Warsaw revolt from August to October 1944.