I'd like to know as much as possible about these men.Justice Department lawyers cite two World War II-era legal precedents for indefinite detention. One case involves eight German saboteurs --- one of whom contended he was a U.S. citizen --- who were arrested after crossing the Atlantic Ocean in submarines, landing on U.S. soil and burying their uniforms and bomb-making devices in the sand.
1] How long were they loose before they were captured?
2] What did they do during this time? (pretend to be Americans, go to jazz shows? etc.)
3] Were there any other German troops secretly in our midst during the war?
4] What were they sent to sabotage? (I can't see eight men doing that much damage, so I assume more were planned to be sent?)
5] Did any Germans sent on "regular" Uboat missions ever end up on our shores by accident or emergency bail-out, and run around free as rottweilers?
Ever since I heard that German Uboats got very very close to our shores, I've been obsessed with the idea of a German soldier ending up in America during war-time. Now I know it happened at least once!
Imagine what a culture shock it must have been for them!