maxxx wrote:A Hollywood epic is not really a good source for historic research, is it?Helmut Von Moltke wrote:In Saving Private Ryan when the Americans execute Wehrmacht prisoners on the beach one of the prisoners seemed like a Czech, so there were at least a few Czechs in the Wehrmacht.
I am from Czech republik specially from "Těšín princedom". In our family was 7 wehrmacht soldiers, 1 ss and 1 "vladař". Every my friends have wehrmacht soldier grandfathers. Těšín was connect with Germany after Poland war. Every Czech must take german nationality. It was violent germanitization. In TV was document about 2000 czech wehrmacht deserters from Těšín, which joind polisch underground army.
My granfather served short time in France. His commander was Czech from Austria.
In wehrmacht served every his school friens, czechs from Hlučín,Kravarře, sudetenland and czechs from Austria(before warII lived in austria about 1,2 milion czechs). But nobody had czech nationality.
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