About Waffen SS (Moved from the mottos forum) Page 3
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We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld
|March 20th, 2010||#22|
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I don't care enough about this subject. If you want to have a discussion about military operations in WW2 (especially the Eastern Front) then that's a different story.
"An Emperor is subject to no-one but God and justice."
Frederick 1, Barbarossa
|March 20th, 2010||#23|
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What were the chances of Germany winning WWII? When their leader had been a corporal in the army on the losing side in WWI? What were Germany's chances on the eastern front under the leadership they had? Certainly wasn't going to be brilliant tactics. Their egos told them they could accomplish what history told them they could not.
And MontyB, my first post was only my opinion of the Waffen SS. Then you demanded sources to prove it, which while I didn't need too, I obliged. You on the other hand have consistently refused to supply sources for things you said were "easily verifiable". You practice "The Big Lie", just as Hitler did.
You guys are just too funny, if it wasn't such a sad subject. I can just see you strutting around in your SS uniforms wearing women's high heeled boots and women's silk underwear.
|March 20th, 2010||#24|
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While I realise you will just think you have won something by killing yet another thread through inane angry responses and pedantic arguments and I am really tossing a coin to decide whether I shouldn't bite the bullet and take the ban by telling you exactly what I think of your argument (not that it would matter given that the forum is down to half a dozen posts a week once the spammers are removed) but at the end of the day I agree entirely with Doppleganger in that I just don't care enough to want to carry on with this.
One thing I will say though, you should be very happy that the internet is a "reasonably" anonymous zone because comments like this "You guys are just too funny, if it wasn't such a sad subject. I can just see you strutting around in your SS uniforms wearing women's high heeled boots and women's silk underwear." would get you into a lot of problems otherwise.
|March 20th, 2010||#25|
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What Monty puts there is the TOE of the early SS (please NOTE: The SS was a NSDAP organisation, a *party* militia, nothing to do with the regular German forces Heer, Marine, Luftwaffe).
What he displayed is not a funny german cartoon, it is the organigramm of the early SS at the whole, and can be found in various sources, as btw in the "Bundesarchiv", the central data archive of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The links you posted as sources, otoh, show you do not understand the structure of the SS, as you referred to sub units, like e.g. the "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler" (which were Hitlers Bodyguards basically, who proved their loyality ba killing the cupola af the SA in ´34 - "Nacht der langen Messer" as verband = group), some don´t even show: http://www.military-quotes.com/wiki/Sepp_Dietrich: "404 - Page not found The page /wiki/Sepp_Dietrich has been deleted or moved", etc.
Waffen-SS was a sub group and the combat arm of the overall organisation, not - as you assumed - at reverse. Your mentioned groups Totenkopf and Ordnungspolizei were just that until WWII, police (and took care of the concentration camps, e.g.), all "Verbände" incl Leibstandarte (= groups) were upped to Divisions in ´39 and then held 100k activists (they are not called soldiers, as they were not, they do not have veterans rights in post WWII Germany). They only entered the war actively in ´40, and on the west front, Leibstandarte was e.g. spearheading the invasion of the Netherlands, opconned to 227. Infanterie Division (after that got opconned to 19. Panzerkorps in France nd was the unit that made it deepest into France until French surrender).
In late 1940 the Waffen SS was formed, and included both the Leibstandarte Division and the "Verfügungstruppe" which was renamed as "Reich" Division, only in late 1941 (for Barbarossa) it was completed and reorganized in total, details here: Wendal, Marcus, Axis History: http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=50.
(in German): http://openlibrary.org/b/OL5586925M/...rieg_1939-1945
(in English): http://waffen-ss.com/page.php?page=100
Take Dresden 300.000+ in one night), Köln, Düsseldorf, Pforzheim, Mainz: A total of 1.2 Millions of innocent (as innocent as a civilian could be in those times) mostly women and children killed by Mr. Harris´pilots, and deliberately so as a war strategy. It is only that he and the other Allied war criminals never had to face trial.
Who is delusional here?
Forgive and forget all fine, but get real please.
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Last edited by rattler; March 20th, 2010 at 18:38..
|March 20th, 2010||#26|
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"Also their loyalty was to Hitler and not the country. I guess if you are into fanatical dictators you could appreciate the motto"
Since you wish to enlighten me, where you say *party* militia that would be Nazi Party?
Thank you for showing my post, the second in this topic is correct.
Waffen SS units did spend time murdering unarmed prisoners.
Waffen SS were "party" militia and not part of the regular forces.
"Many Waffen-SS members and units were responsible for war crimes. For members who did not take part in them, they had to face the fact there was a "guilt by association" that attached. After the war the Schutzstaffel organisation as a whole was held to be a criminal organization by the post-war German government, due to the undeniable evidence that it was responsible for serious war crimes."
"The Le Paradis massacre was a war crime committed by members of the 14th Company, SS Division Totenkopf, under the command of HauptsturmführerFritz Knöchlein. It took place on 27 May 1940, during the Battle of France, at a time when the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was attempting to retreat through the Pas-de-Calais region during the Battle of Dunkirk.
Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Norfolk Regiment, had become isolated from their regiment. They occupied and defended a farmhouse against an attack by Waffen-SS forces in the village of Le Paradis. After running out of ammunition, the defenders surrendered to the German troops. The Germans led them across the road to a wall, and machine-gunned them. Ninety-seven British troops died. Two survived, with injuries, and hid until they were captured by German forces several days later.
After the war, Fritz Knöchlein was located, tried and convicted by a war crimes court, with the two survivors acting as witnesses against him. For his part in the massacre, Knöchlein was executed in 1949."
The rest of the statements through out this thread about possible Allied atrocities are irrelevant as it has nothing to do with the topic.
The attempts to change the subject from the Waffen SS to the allies is a favorite tactic of deniers.
Implications that what the Waffen SS did was OK because they were not directly involved in the Holocaust, or because others were doing it, is just not acceptable.
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|March 20th, 2010||#28|
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I know you do not think the forum rules apply to you.
Like rules about supplying sources when requested.
Or, staying on topic. Unfortunately not changing the subject is one of the rules.
How would you like me to change my mind?
Make a statement that the Nazis were just misunderstood?
The Waffen SS was a World Class Boys Choir?
How would you like me to be brainwashed?
Not believe theSchutzstaffel (SS) organization as a whole was held to be a criminal organization by the post-war German government.
Fortunately the Allies won and I live in a country that allows me to express my opinion and to think for myself.
I don't have to march lock step with what others think.
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|March 22nd, 2010||#30|
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If I remember,the killings at Krajugevac,were the work of Wehrmacht (non WSS ) units .
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