I would advise you to read up on the facts about the mutiny itself.Geoffrey Cooke wrote: ↑30 Jan 2021 23:51A mass mutiny a few months into their operational service strikes me as ‘dismal’FlyingStukas wrote: ↑06 Jan 2021 00:53Can you provide any further explanation to your description of 'dismal' ?Geoffrey Cooke wrote: ↑05 Jan 2021 18:48I know this thread has been inactive for awhile but....
Yes, and Motadel, attempting to exaggerate Islams role as much as possible for his books sake, much like those pushing other nishe topics, would qoute this on the Handschar's performance and not the countless putdowns on its dismal performance.ffbikersar wrote: ↑07 Nov 2016 19:11It is possible to download complete pdf file of David Motadel's book " Islam and Nazi Germanys War " at
http://dl.yazdanpress.ir/BOOKS/HISTORY% ... arked).pdf
Quote from the page 231:
"When Kersten asked him about Handžar’s military per for mance, he replied: “First class, they are as tough as the best German divisions were at the beginning of the war. They regard their weapons as sacred. . . . The Moslems cling to their flag with the same passionate courage, the Prophet’s ancient green fl ag with a white half- moon, stained with the blood of ancient battles, its staff splintered with bullets.”[/b] 73"
1) It wasn't during their 'operational service', it was during the division's training in France. The division wasn't even called Handschar at the time
2) It was anything but a 'mass mutiny'. Read Lepre's book on the details of the mutiny and its size. It was just one Pionier baon. and the mutiny was very quickly extinguished. It was more the actual fact that such an event occurred rather than its description which is of importance.