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November 18th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dadsgirl
Another, if I may?
WWll...Alsace Lorraine??? I heard one side was German, the other French.
Thanks

Dadsgirl
Alsace Lorraine has changed hands between Germany and France several times. It has both German and French speaking peoples which kind of explains the reason for this. Since WW2 it has been included in France who also control Alsace Lorraine in the period between the great wars. Before WW1 it was part of Germany as it was during WW2.
November 18th, 2014  
crazytanker
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kesse81
Just think it is striking.
I can see it on this forum.
Personally I think it is ignorant to call Germans Nazis, or to clump all Americans into a single group. Or even all of us into a single group. Not saying that you personally are ignorant, just that the practice is.
November 18th, 2014  
tetvet
 
We all like the thought that the Wehrmacht and NAZI's were separate entities however because of the times one couldn't exist without the other , one of my favorite WWII Generals was Rommel but he was just as much a NAZI as Werner Von Braun .
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November 19th, 2014  
Army0413
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JOC
Finland was the 1st of Germany allies to turn sides and fight against Germany in 44.

I hope that helps?
Between 41 or 42 and 44 there was finnish-german allies.

Was not best but not worse to.
November 20th, 2014  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetvet
We all like the thought that the Wehrmacht and NAZI's were separate entities however because of the times one couldn't exist without the other , one of my favorite WWII Generals was Rommel but he was just as much a NAZI as Werner Von Braun .
Rommel refused orders to execute any Jewish troops captured.
November 20th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
Rommel was very close to Hitler, but became disillusioned with him in 44, when he was put in charge of troops in France. Being the soldier he was he still remained loyal and refused to take part in the plot against Hitler. However he was still suspect which lead to his forced suicide at the hands of the Nazi's.
November 20th, 2014  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Captured British troops by the Afrika Korps had nothing but praise for Rommel, Rommel ensured that POW's were treated decently.
November 20th, 2014  
brinktk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
Utmost respect brinktk

Sorry I missed this but thanks Brit...means a lot coming from you.
November 20th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
Captured British troops by the Afrika Korps had nothing but praise for Rommel, Rommel ensured that POW's were treated decently.
Unfortunately he was nominally in command of troops in Normandy. This included numerous SS divisions which committed war crimes against both civilians and POW's such as "Das Reich" and the "12 SS Hitlerjugend". These crimes were never ordered or approved of by Rommel and the command situation was complex in that he was in change "nominally of all divisions at the front", but the SS divisions had some autonomy. This was also during the period in which Rommel became very disillusioned with Hitler and the conduct of the war.
November 20th, 2014  
Kesse81
 
Rommel was Commander of Army Group B.
Only 2 SS Pz and 17 SS Pz Gr divisions were under Rommel's direct control.
 


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