World Battlefronts, THE ENEMY: Heroes and Cripples, Obey!

A variety of Germans got a variety of orders last week:

¶ Wehrmacht officers who took too literally the order to "save themselves" for World War III were confronted with a modified order: "Division commanders will nominate certain junior officers for a hero's death with their men."

¶ The High Command ordered a heavy penalty for shirkers in the front lines who deliberately broke their false teeth or glass eyes to avoid combat. Further order: "False teeth must not be taken out except for cleaning purposes."

¶ Just short of an order was the cynical suggestion from Das Schwarze Korps...

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