Attempted mutiny in LSSAH...

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Attempted mutiny in LSSAH...

Post by Timo » 10 May 2002 23:30

Is anybody familiar with sources that back the rumours that an LAH field unit was close to mutiny during the closing weeks of the war?

Any info is most welcome.

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Timo

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Post by MaPen » 11 May 2002 00:58

April 22, 1945 Hitler accuses the 6th SS Panzer Army of lack of fighting spirit and orders the force to remove its distinctive sleeve-bands and freezes all promotions. Dietrich does not pass these orders on to his men. Guderian is ordered to deliver the instructions from Hitler personally, but he refuses. Neumann describes how the LAH reacted to Hitler's order: "The insult was violently resented by the whole of the LAH. They were thunderstruck at first by this totally undeserved reproach. Then astonishment gave way to indignation. Some of them tore off their decorations as well as their stripes and sent the lot addressed to the Chancellery in Berlin, in a latrine bucket. In it, too, they put an arm taken from a corpse. All this is worrying, and terribly indicative of the attitude which prevails in the SS at the time."


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Post by Timo » 11 May 2002 01:20

Thanks MaPen, but thats not the incident I am referring to. You describe troubles they had with the FHQ. I mean internal troubles between (an) LAH battalion commander(s) and the men.

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Timo

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