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This news item as reported by Der Spiegel causing a mild stir in Germany. Thanks to the tip from Jungle Trader.
A GERMAN SECRET ARMY AS ORGANIZED IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR!!
German and not Nazi but still controversial.
"Files Uncovered: Nazi Veterans Created Illegal Army"
"Newly discovered documents show that in the years after World War II, former members of the Nazi Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS formed a secret army to protect the country from the Soviets. The illegal project could have sparked a major scandal at the time."
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"The previously secret documents reveal the existence of a coalition of approximately 2,000 former officers -- veterans of the Nazi-era Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS -- who decided to put together an army in postwar Germany in 1949. They made their preparations without a mandate from the German government, without the knowledge of the parliament and, the documents show, by circumventing Allied occupation forces."
"The new discovery was brought about by a coincidence. Historian Agilolf Kesselring found the documents"
"Kesselring, the historian, has a special connection to military history: His grandfather Albert was a general field marshal and southern supreme commander in the Third Reich"
This action of these German war veterans impermissible at the time, Germany under allied military control and governance. That situation lasting until 1955!!
This sounds to me like an army with leaders but no troops. Cadre level personnel, officers and staff without enlisted troops, also no heavy equipment, tanks, artillery, naval or air force assets. Hollow!