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Why French Soldiers Were Caught Defending Berlin in 1945

The last vestiges of Vichy France

Emblem for French in German service (Public domain)

In the ruins of Berlin, a group of soldiers laid down their arms and put up their hands. These soldiers weren’t the tired, old men that surrendered by the thousands in 1945 around the German capital but grimy combat veterans that had recently arrived from the Eastern Front. When they surrendered, they did not do…

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Grant Piper

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