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by Laurent Daniel
Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Rudi S ............ HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Replies: 17
Views: 3068

Happy Birthday, Rudi,
May many other bithdays follow.
by Laurent Daniel
Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: French Resistance after the war
Replies: 16
Views: 3427

Hi Christian, A lot of personal and private scores where settled this way after the war among citizens... That's right, totally right, at least for France and it's "Epuration sauvage". A number of "25th hour resistants" took advantage of the semi-anarchy that followed for few months, sometimes few w...
by Laurent Daniel
Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:46 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: French Resistance after the war
Replies: 16
Views: 3427

In June 1944, there were about 100,000 recorded members of the French Resistance. The number increased rapidly after Overlord, but those figures may be considered as irrelevant as a part of them were obvious "25th hour resistants". Many of them however joined the French regular Army that accounted f...
by Laurent Daniel
Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: French Resistance after the war
Replies: 16
Views: 3427

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by Laurent Daniel
Mon May 29, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Daniel Laurent - Article French Wehrmacht volunteers
Replies: 1
Views: 1748

Hi Richard, Many thanks for you kind comments and proposal. A much more complete version (Still in Franglish) is available at Axis History And a lot of additions, new sources and other improvments are available in French at Histoquiz If you can translate in proper english the French version of Histo...
by Laurent Daniel
Wed May 10, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: 13th French SS man at Bad Reichenall massacre
Replies: 81
Views: 26121

En 1930, on le prive du commandement de ses goums marocains pour avoir usé de procédés disciplinaires contraires au règlement : il leur a infligé des coups de bâton plutôt que des amendes, sachant que la modestie de leur solde contraint leurs épouses à se prostituer Perhaps Laurent will provide us ...
by Laurent Daniel
Wed May 10, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: 13th French SS man at Bad Reichenall massacre
Replies: 81
Views: 26121

Paddy Keating wrote:Who consulted FFL HQ
In May 1945, there were not anymore any FFL....
But a Government of the French Republic and a French Army in Germany.
The Army of the French Republic was composed of former FFL, former Resistants, former French colonial army and quite a number of other volunteers.
by Laurent Daniel
Wed May 10, 2006 5:09 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: 13th French SS man at Bad Reichenall massacre
Replies: 81
Views: 26121

Hi Sid, Because that particular formulation of words obscures the fact that the Bolsheviks and Nazis also committed war crimes of a type and scale that the French, Americans and British did not. In fact war crimes are committed in each and any war by all armies whatever they are, even today as you a...
by Laurent Daniel
Wed May 10, 2006 4:45 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: 13th French SS man at Bad Reichenall massacre
Replies: 81
Views: 26121

Hi everybody, Few consideration regarding the way the French are looking at their History during and after WW2, I mean the one who took the pain to read a bit and try to understand. During the War: Further to the disaster of 1940, the huge majority of the French had simply and only ONE thing in mind...
by Laurent Daniel
Wed May 10, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 21537

Hi Le Page, Forbes is right, but both Regiments 57 and 58 had a Panzerschrek Platoon within the Panzerjadger Kompany, both numbered 10. So we had Panzerschreks at the 10/58 (W-Oscha Gerard) and the 10/58 (W-Ostuf Labuze). The first organigram of the Charlemagne was built by Jean Mabire. I have one t...
by Laurent Daniel
Tue May 09, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 21537

Hi Le Page, Thanks. This time, I saved those pix, in case Feldgrau get @{ ... Right, the first pix look to show de la Maziere. I will try to check, we are trying to revive the lesvolontaires forum at an other place. Concerning the second pix, it is a "polemical" one. I have seen several threads in o...
by Laurent Daniel
Tue May 09, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer
Replies: 315
Views: 122221

Hi Tom,
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My pleasure
:D
by Laurent Daniel
Tue May 09, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 21537

Le Page wrote: Sure, I'll dig it out--ah you know which one, the one that was in the article about de la Maziere's death, reproduced on les volontaires?
I think I remember but as the site is closed, can't go back there....
by Laurent Daniel
Tue May 09, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: 13th French SS man at Bad Reichenall massacre
Replies: 81
Views: 26121

I 've said it before and I'll say it again: we should do another forum where veterans can come and participate without every thread in which Arminius, Haen and Co post being dragged into the gutter by the same people every time. Somehow, I don't think it's going to happen here! Try to quote here yo...
by Laurent Daniel
Tue May 09, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: 13th French SS man at Bad Reichenall massacre
Replies: 81
Views: 26121

Oh Lordy...here we go! Well, that's your point-of-view, Laurent, and it is merely one of many viewpoints expressed about these matters in France. Oh, yes. Where? Who? Just to know. Since an understanding of the byzantine nature of French politics and society is germane to understanding the nuances ...