Japnese fighting in the german army? -1 reply

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devils88

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#1 12 years ago

I was just visiting a site when i found these http://www.ww2incolor.com/gallery/black_and_white/japanese_dday Was this normal?




Tas

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#2 12 years ago

The germans had all sorts of different people in their army.. and i mean ALOT. I wouldnt think Japan actually sent men over to germany to fight..




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#3 12 years ago

That's odd, i didn't knew that




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#4 12 years ago

Assuming the caption is partly correct (i.e. that it was taken in Normandy in 1944), he could be a member of an "Ost" battalion, which was formed out of prisoners captured in Russia. Faced with the likelihood of death by mistreatment as POW, some former Soviet troops chose to fight for their captors

Apparently, among the prisoners taken at Normandy were few Koreans. These poor bastards had been drafted to fight for the Japanese, captured by the Soviets in the 1939 Soviet-Japanese Border War, drafted into the Red Army, captured by the Germans, put into new uniforms for a third time and then captured by the invading allies in Normandy. The picture may be of one of these guys.




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#5 12 years ago

Thats so strange.. you fight the germans, get captured, now you have to fight against your old allies, for your enemies.. i figure these guys surrendered the first chance they got.




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#6 12 years ago
The 13th RaptorThats so strange.. you fight the germans, get captured, now you have to fight against your old allies, for your enemies.. i figure these guys surrendered the first chance they got.

alot of times they did actully surrender first




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#7 12 years ago
The 13th RaptorThats so strange.. you fight the germans, get captured, now you have to fight against your old allies, for your enemies.. i figure these guys surrendered the first chance they got.

Wouldn't you?

I read an account about two Jewish guys who smuggled their way into the Wehrmacht (the alternative being a bit more, uh, yeah, you get the idea.)

For some reason, the doctor who looked them over at draft time ignored the fact that they'd been circumcized--one of them mentioned that he was dreadfully afraid of being wounded, as they'd find out. :-\




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#8 12 years ago

I wonder where their loyalty lies? Are they pro-Fascict or Communist?




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#9 12 years ago
oscar989I wonder where their loyalty lies? Are they pro-Fascict or Communist?

The Korean guys or the Jewish ones? I presume both were pro "trying to survive a situation in which there are no good choices."

[edit] dang bunny put it better than I did![/edit]




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#10 12 years ago
oscar989I wonder where their loyalty lies? Are they pro-Fascict or Communist?

Probably pro-oh-shit-not-another-POW-camp-let's-get-the-hell-out-of-here-ist.