'Black Soldiers' - Dutch Waffen SS Volunteers Documentary.

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  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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  2. Lofty1

    Lofty1 Senior Member

    Lost for words,----------- well printable ones anyway.
    Thanks for posting VP
  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    I hope the Mossad pays a late night visit to some of these creeps, if they are still alive.

    Thanks for posting though
  4. Combover

    Combover Guest

    What vile, deluded scum.
  5. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    Shocking, but if the nazis had invaded Britian there would have been a few ready to join them.
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  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Fascinating video.
    Some right characters on there.
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Well, I just got around to watching the whole thing, and I too mostly came away with 'fascinating'.
    People are strange, complex, and interesting creatures, and these people grew up in the strangest times.

    Regret, bitterness, experience, pride, caring & not caring, propaganda, youth, stupidity, cleverness, survival instinct... and honesty; all there in this film.

    It all happened, we know that, but I'd rather the individual's story were told than hidden away, whether we like that story or not.
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  8. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Every country would and did have the same few. The examples in this video seem to be to some degree from the lower orders and thus motivated by the will to 'improve' their situation. The worst group were those that did not require the same stimulus, especially a few that were in very privileged positions.
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The absolute hatred for Mussert expressed by one chap was interesting.
    You could feel exactly where he thought the real blame lay for the entire unhappy business. Mussert & his kind.
    I'd tend to agree, on the whole; young men have assorted motivations, but it takes a leader to mould thoughts into events.
  10. DPas

    DPas Member

    Agreed. I came across this letter a while ago

    irish intelligence letter.jpg

    Thanks for posting VP.
  11. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Here's some info on the German-American Bund

  12. Combover

    Combover Guest

    I'm sorry, but I find it all too convenient an excuse to use. Wrong is wrong.
    Why does being poor give them the right to beat the snot out of Jews or Bolsheviks? Or just become murdering little bastards?

    Funny how there's always an excuse and that most never knew what was really going on. I've read a few stories form Heer regiments...even they knew what was going on. Even they knew what the SS were like and they weren't even in it.

    No, I don't believe them, strangely.
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  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Where did anyone say it (social position...or anything else) gave them a right to do stuff, Combover?

    All I can see is people commenting on how that might provide fertile ground for recruiters like Mussert. Which, in many cases, it did.
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