GERMANY: Schlageter Day

Albert Leo Schlageter was a German officer who did not stop fighting when the. War ended. Enraged at the Weimar Republicans, who to his mind were accepting the Versailles Treaty lying down. Albert Schlageter joined a guerrilla band known as the Baltikum troops. When these disbanded he moved to Dusseldorf. In 1923 when the French began to exploit the Ruhr coal mines for German failure to meet Reparations payments. Albert Leo Schlageter and his friends went to work. Railroad bridges were bombed, canal locks smashed, dams destroyed—the French got little benefit...

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