EAST GERMANY: The Devil's General

Even after the German armies capitulated in World War II, a fanatic Wehrmacht general, commanding a force of last-ditch Nazis, held out against the Russians in a Bohemian mountain redoubt. Field Marshal Ferdinand Schorner, 62, had been named by Hitler to succeed him as commander-in-chief of the German army; in the Fuhrer's last testament his name ranked sixth.* In pursuance of the dead Fuhrer's wishes, Schorner went on fighting, ruthlessly killing hundreds of his own men who resisted the futile slaughter. He finally deserted his outfit disguised as a Tyrolean peasant, gave...

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