About OTTO SKORZENY
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OTTO SKORZENY info
Otto Skorzeny the German Commando during WW2
I know all the things he did as In rescue Mussolini and led the German special unit In US uniforms during the Battle of the Bulge. But as far as I know he was never Involved or accused of any war crimes or massacres etc. So why was he still in hidding until his death in the 70's> I know the Russians were after him bad. Did he commit warcrimes,even though he was an avid Nazi was he anything more than a soldier. I know Hilter wanted to Kill the Big three Stalin, Churchill and FDR which Skorzeny side step cause he saw the writing on the wall.
Your comments will be interesting
|June 22nd, 2005||#2|
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Re: OTTO SKORZENY info
AS far as being anything more than a soldier well he appears to have been an excellent SF commander although I get the impression he was also a little bit of a showman as well.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld
|June 22nd, 2005||#3|
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Skorzeny surrendered to the Allies in May and was held as a prisoner of war for more than two years before being tried as a war criminal for his actions in the Battle of the Bulge. However, he was acquitted when Wing Commander Yeo-Thomas G.C. of the SOE testified in his defence that
Kinda sounds like he wasn't really hiding from reading this. If he was something of a showboat it would fit with the Nazi culture of the refined warrior who leads with a bit of flair. A lot of very great military leaders possess this trait, Geo. S. Patton for one but then some total nitwits did also like Montgomery.
"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck