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the worst sort of army

Discussion in '☆☆ New Recruits ☆☆' started by bedhead, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. bedhead

    bedhead New Member

    Nov 30, 2016
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    Who do you suppose would be worse fighting against? The Eastern Fronts hard veterans which latter in the war were beginning to lose faith in Hitler. his inane orders of residual time frames and no retreating and if he decreeds to call it a fortress that your defending then you fight til you die for Hitler. Or battle against the Hitler Youth. The fanatical, brainwashed children of Germany who unlike the eastern soldiers, they would be happy to give their life to Hitler. They fought until they ran out of ammo. The American's began to notice a trend and shot those who had empty clips. The Hitler Youth or the Barbarossan veterans of the Eastern front.
  2. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

    May 9, 2010
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    You are on somewhat shaky ground here.

    The Hitler Youth go back to 1922, though their numbers were quite small. By 1933 they reached numbers in the Millions and when the war began any new conscript likely had 4-5 years of membership under their belts. For conscripts who went into Russia in 1941, they had 6 to 7 years (or more) in the Hitler Youth. In effect the grizzled vet of the East was one and the same with the Hitler Youth.

    As with any organization, enthusiasm varied. Some fanatical, some who did it to go with the flow and some who did it because it was compulsory.

    By the end when boys of 16 (and some girls) and under found their way into the ranks they knew nothing but war and America was the enemy. I suspect that in the last year there was a preference for fighting veteran men over children. Not because they were less fanatical, some were more fanatical and had the benefit of hard won skill. Rather it was the aversion to have to kill children to finish off the Reich.
  3. USMCPrice

    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

    Nov 15, 2009
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    God's Country
    The Eastern Front veteran. Children are hard to kill. Smaller targets and all, plus they're petty quick.
  4. Dave55

    Dave55 Member

    Sep 25, 2011
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    Says who?

    Didn't matter anyway. Both groups were losers.

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