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...