From Veterans Today
Sexual and Predatory Magnitude of the Allied Forces After WWII (Part II)
By Jonas E. Alexis on May 3, 2014
…And Trajectory Implications
“A Russian lieutenant walked into a barber’s shop and proceeded to rape the [German] cashier in front of the customers.” Giles MacDonogh
The evidence is quite clear that raping women and children was a form of revenge for the Allied forces. “One of the French officers is supposed to have said, ‘We are the avengers, the SS of the French Army.’”
The French units “were made up of French soldiers from the 5th Armoured Division, Foreign Legionaries, and Moroccan and Algerian troops from the 2nd Moroccan and the 3rd Algerian Infantry Divisions. From the first the French made it clear that the people were going to be properly punished.
“There would be three days of plunder. A sergeant said that the troops would be released from discipline, and a quartermaster added, ‘In the next few nights no woman will go untouched’…
“The surviving houses were systematically destroyed with benzene: 649 were burned down in this way. It was now open season for any women aged between sixteen and eighty. It is generally said that the Moroccans behaved the worst.”
The French soldiers moved to Stuttgart, where “3,000 women and eight men were raped,” a behavior which infuriated the Americans. In another place called Vaihingen, “A further 500 women were raped…”
Yet revenge was one of their plans, and they were
“anxious to weed out the major Nazis of Breslau. On 7 May the Red Army deliberately started fires in the ruins. What was left of the city was looted.
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