By George R. Elford
The private account of a guerrilla fighter within the French international Legion, finds the Nazi Battalion's inhumanities to Indochinese villagers.
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In the meantime I shall endeavor to concentrate you in a single fighting unit composed only of Germans. " He shook hands with us, the first French officer to do so. We were not only overwhelmed but almost cried like children. "You do that, man colonel, and we will see that you are the most decorated officer in Indochina," I said with enthusiasm before he dismissed us. "I am not doing it either for decoration or for your benefit," Colonel Houssong answered quietly but firmly, "I am doing it for France.
Tough on you, Hans. The MP's carry little books with the most important words of a dozen languages listed in them. " "I am from Breslau, Silesia, and I can speak Polish like the vicar at a Warsaw sermon. " That was something new to me. " "I hit a Pole over the head for it," Karl said flatly. "Na ja, life is difficult, Hans. " "Now it's a town on the map only. But it's the same in Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Mannheim, and scores of other cities. We have had it good and proper, but at least the Americans and the British have some discipline.
You should not think that we have swallowed all this German sauerkraut. You are nothing but Nazi canaille —all of you. Professional killers who just cannot stop shooting or who prefer a bullet to the rope. In Indochina you may do some more killing and receive all the bullets you want. Whether you perish or survive is of little importance to us. You belong to this army. You are wearing its uniform. But remember, we have no illusions about your allegiance to the Tricolor. All you've wanted was to cheat the hangman and you've succeeded, at least for the time being.
Devil's Guard by George R. Elford