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My dad was enrolled in the Army to defend the Moerdijkbruggen ... taken prisoner after a sniper killed his best comrade standing next to him outside the bunker.

Nazi propaganda film -- Jump into enemy territory to defend the homeland, unsere Heimat, unser industrielles Herz Ruhrgebiet

5 Years of death, hunger and struggle for survival followed. The ugly German Nazi war machine rolled through Europe on a Blitzkrieg. WWII and Nazi crimes during occupation ruined millions of lives. No more war.

I was witness to the mine fields and bunkers of the Atlantik Wall ... in the end, Germany was destroyed and Eastern Europe and Berlin conquered by the Soviet Red Army. The Soviet Union lost between 27 and 43 million of its citizens. Georgian POWs staged a final assault on German occupiers on the island of Texel. In the late stage of the war conscripts from Belarus were stationed on the Western coastline of Holland ... my dad always praised these men as reasonable ... not like the German fanatic counterparts.

5 Days of Battle for the Netherlands

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 10th, 2024 at 07:12:31 PM EST
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