Perhaps you expect me to remark on the remit of this Army? To move far and fast and keep moving after the D-Day bridgehead was secured. Perhaps a quip about their leader being a martinet? Well what do you expect of a leader that wears bling sidearms. Perhaps I might point out that he kept outrunning his supplies. Well the Allies were in deep shit generally more than once when it came to supplies.
What I will state though is that if Patton had been tasked with the job, Hohenstaufen and Frundsberg would have got their asses kicked, there would have been no failure at
Now I know you are expecting me to go off on how Patton wanted to turn his Army’s guns on the pillaging hordes of commie heathen that crossed his path at the end of the war. But no. I assume you already know about these things.
Perhaps you anticipate some sort equine angle? No; I assume you know about the white horses already. However the fact he was that far deep into the Reich and operational lends a clue to what I really want to describe.
What about his indignation at being ordered by SHAEF to turf German civilians out of their remaining hovels so that the hordes of suddenly out of the woodwork refugees, bound for soon to be RCE/TA, to kip kushty? Nope. I assume you already know all about that and the commie gangs roaming with impunity in
killing off any remaining witnesses to
their collaboration with the Nazis.
“Ahah!!!” I hear you cry, “You are going to tell us all about his getting rubbed out. Assassinated for his anti commie, pro German views. No?”
The clue is precisely the depth to which his army was operational not just into the Reich, but specifically into the Reichsprotektorate. ALSOS teams in his area of responsibility were very busy indeed and what passed through his desk everyday must have given him pause if he did intend to return to USofA corp. and spill the beans.
To illustrate this little known aspect of operations we will examine an act of war committed by some members of his army a month or so after he was dead and buried.
Mission to Štĕchovice-HowAmericans Took Nazi Documents From Czechoslovakia—and Created aDiplomatic Crisis.
Have a little read through that and then I will draw your attention to the joker in the pack.
“Although the American press reported on Frank's trial and execution, it did not reveal that key evidence used to convict him came from a top-secret military intelligence mission to
code-named Operation "Hidden Documents," organized by U.S. authorities in occupied Germany.
Ironically, Lionel S.B. Shapiro, a Canadian journalist, was a member of the
mission. His eyewitness account was published in numerous newspapers shortly
afterward. The American press also reported the U.S.
government apology in response to Czechoslovakia's official protest
that Operation "Hidden Documents" had violated its sovereignty.”
Lionel S.B. Shapiro
In which context does he turn up in soon after?
We aren’t going to delve into the Sonderstab Kammler just yet, suffice to say that no one seems to know what happened to the geezer who had all the secrets. We will continue to work on how that was engineered as a desired Allied outcome of unconditional surrender.
BTW some people in the
Czech Republic seem to be able to
beat well known western researchers in regard to Kammler’s fate.
Book 3 cont Kammler’s last will and testament from 1972.