NIGHT OF THE BAYONETS The Texel Uprising and Hitler’s Revenge, April-May 1945


A serious and well researched piece of history in this Hardback 206 page book . In April 1945, the last full month of WW2, a battalion of Georgian soldiers in the German army, recruited from Soviet POWs, mutinied, murdered their officers and seized the Dutch island of Texel. It took six weeks for the Germans to regain control, battling the mutineers even after the surrender to the Allies, Surprisingly about 200 Georgians survived, sheltered by Dutch civilians.

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