Dating ex prisoners

In an October 1943 report, 8th Army concluded grimly: "All local volunteers are unreliable during enemy contact.Principal reason of unreliability is the employment of these volunteers in the East." Two days previously, army had recorded in the KTB stern measures to be taken in the event of further cases of rebellion or unreliability, investing in regimental commanders far-reaching powers to perform summary courts and execute the verdicts.

The army was led by Andrey Vlasov, a defected Red Army general, and members of the army are often referred to as Vlasovtsy ().Formed at M√ľnsingen, it fought briefly on the Oder Front before switching sides and helping the Czechs liberate Prague.A second division, the 2nd Infantry (650th Infantry), was incomplete when it left Lager Heuberg but was put into action under the command of General Mikhail Meandrov.Many Soviet prisoners of war volunteered to serve under the German command just in order to get out from Nazi POW camps which were notorious for starving Soviet prisoners to death.Meanwhile, the newly captured Soviet general Andrei Andreevich Vlasov, along with his German and Russian allies, was desperately lobbying the German high command, hoping that a green light would be given for the formation of a real armed force that would be exclusively under Russian control.A 14 September communication from the army states that in the recent period, Hiwi absenteeism had risen strongly.


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