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Shooting from houses 1944/1945

Discussion in 'WWII General' started by guderianpvp, Jan 3, 2022.

  1. guderianpvp

    guderianpvp New Member

    Dec 28, 2021
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    I've heard stories of remaining nazi's that opened fire on civillians/military from buildings/floors during the liberation of several cities, like Paris and a place in the Netherlands, Amsterdam perhaps. Are there more footage/articles about these shootings? Maybe in other cities? I've always wondered what sort of officers would order these shootings and what the impact was on the liberation parties during the end of the war.
  2. ltdan

    ltdan Member

    Jun 21, 2021
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    Probably you mean the shooting at Dam Square in Amsterdam on 7 May 1945.
    But Amsterdam was not officially liberated yet and the circumstances rather suggest an overreaction
    die-hard Nazis will certainly not be found in liberated areas, heroism was never one of their strong points:
    Usually they were busy killing concentration camp prisoners, PoW's, DP's and German civilians towards the end of the war, BEFORE the Allies arrived, and then quickly went into hiding.
    Kai-Petri likes this.

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