[E–pub/Pdf] Devil's Guard BY George Robert Elford

Devil's GuardD of WWII from the Eastern front with Russia They escaped to Switzerland where they joined the French Foreign Legion The Irony of having former SS troops serve France while the rest of their comrades are being sentenced to death is not lost In the Legion they are sent to French Indochina where they are consolidated into a battalion and unleashed on the Viet Cong They bring a new level of Nazi ruthlessness to the counterinsurgency that is uite socking It is by no means a instruction manual on conducting counterinsurgency but nonetheless their unit is successful It is impossible to put this book down and it is a uick read I have read it many times and I will read it many This is a novel which pretends to merely be a heavily fictionalized real account but is an exceptionally good story a Waffen SS officer hunter of partisans so fairly morally tolerable who escapes at the end of WW2 along with many of his men to join the French Foreign Legion and fight in Indochina Vietnam Perfectly captures the competent special operations vs mindless politicians unconventional warfare in the jungle etc This came out around when Vietnam was getting to peak US involvement 1971 and a Lot Of The Actions of the actions the book were pretty much MACV SOG type missions which were then currentProbably the most ardently anti communist story I ve ever read Little nown story of ex German soldiers in Vietnam I ve read this several times since my early teens and each time I read it I like it less The basic premise of this novel is that it s not actually a novel but based on the experiences of a real person and the author simply spiffed it up It s about Nazis mainly Waffen SS who escape from Germany after WWII and join the French Foreign Legion They get sent to French Indochina present day Laos Cambodia and Vietnam to fight the Communist insurgentsWhen I was a teenager I actually believed this novel was basically true but when I reread it a few years ago right after rereading Philip Caputo s excellent Rumors of War I could clearly see it for what it really is cheesy pulp claptrap In Caputo s book there s an almost overpowering sense of filth and humidity He is cheesy pulp claptrap In Caputo s book there s an almost overpowering sense of filth and humidity He into great detail about how filthy the soldiers got after spending so much time in the field without bathing Meanwhile in Devil s Guard the Nazis are walking around in clean pressed fatigues They rarely seemed to get dirty and never encountered that Vietnam memoirnovelmovie staple the leech It s doubtful the author of Devil s Guard was ever anywhere close to an actual jungl. Tnamese the Germans fought not for patriotism or glory but because fighting for France was better than hanging from its gallows Here now is the untold story of the iller elite whose discipline ferocity and suicidal courage made them the weapon of last reso.

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Ook is about YOU And some *People Did Exactly That *did exactly that In 2017 The Intercept published an article called The crimes of Seal Team 6 in which it describes how some elite troops deployed abroad apparently under the influence of this very novel carried out all sorts of atrocities I found this out after finishing the book while researching the dubious claim that it s anything but fiction I was not surprised Overall I did not enjoy it but I am grateful I got to read it It s a pretty rare book and it s hard to get your hands on a copy It was also interesting for me from a psychological point of View Which Is Why I which is why I it two stars instead of one Like Starship Troopers I read this very differently when I was a young soldier than I do nowAs a soldier I was intrigued by how the German Legionnaires did things notwithstanding their shall we say looseness with the laws of warNow when I re read it I like how it shows the feel of soldiering and the uestions it raises about what is worthwhile to stop a warPS While a smashing good action book read contrary to some reports it s fiction Seems to me to be good fiction and not a true story as claimed mostly due to some of the details included by the author Statistically speaking they were bound to be some SS in the French Foreign Legion after WWII I doubt there were many or else the proof would have surfaced The usual blah blah war is hell comments c est la guerre and the author trying to impress you with the brutality of the former SS men You ll learn German watching Hogans Hero s An entertaining book if you like the genre Great highly entertaining read Also a lot
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learn about guerilla methods and tricks of the trade Very bloody battles murders rape and torcher scenes A huge negative for me was that a couple of the main characters have a relationship with halfbreeds and chinese girls one even gets married Making these ex SS officers of low moral character and ones whoe obviously cared nothing about race The book is extremely anti communist and the SS are unrepentent Nazis so the good in this book in that sense makes it well worth the readSadly books 2 and 3 are a bit pricey at about 40 each But I plan to get them sooner or later and read the rest of the series I first read this when I was in the army and it was passed around the platoon What an amazing tale This is a classic that is hard to find but passed around Marine Infantry Platoons for all grunts to read It is a fascinating tale of Germany SS troops who evaded capture after the en. Ch Foreign Legion And among that international army of the desperate and the damned none were so bloodstained as the fugitive veterans of the German SSWHAT THEY DID IN VIETNAM WAS ITS UGLIEST SECRET UNTIL NOWLoathed by the French feared and hated by the Vie.


SS troops operating in Vietnam s jungle Seems far fetch but "who nows Some claims to be those persons in the story This was recommended to me by someone with a military "knows Some claims to be those persons in the story This was recommended to me by someone with a military as a way to diversy my reading palate I expect the military details are therefore accurate or at least accurate enough to satisfy a professional soldier Everything else however is uestionable I feel like this book is the 50 shades of war novels It s pure wish fulfillment wrapped in text calling itself literature despite being so poorly written it reads like a joke Half The Time Let the time Let say 50 shades plays with the following theme if only there was a rich CEO ready to fall madly in love with Mousy Girl No 1 The Devil s Guard does the same thing except its theme sounds like this if only there was a way to go to war and win every single battle never have any moral dilemmas never suffer messy wounds be irresistible to all the local women If only Books that deal in wish fulfillment are like junk food #They tend to be bad for you in large uantities but every now and again there comes along a book that #tend to be bad for you in large uantities but every now and again there comes along a book that incredibly dangerous on its own The Devil s Guard is like that I can see why it would appeal to Western soldiers fighting terrorists in Afghanistan and other places like that Their daily life must be pretty bleak and they are rarely able to retaliate properly against terrorists They are fighting losing battles most of the time despite their skills courage and determination because the politicians back home are bad at managing the situation This is exactly the story of Hans Wagemueller and his battalion of the Damned So yes I understand how this book would provide the most satisfying ind of escapism in that situation But I honestly think it s such a dangerous book It s a proper crash course into Nazism because it teaches you how to dehumanise the enemy It makes you feel satisfied to read about mass murder commited on flimsy excuses by people who have no business taking the decision to pull the trigger It tells you that there are simply people who are lesser That any consideration for international law or human rights is a waste of time The characters are so nondescript that they could be anyone sure they re called Hans and Erich and whatnot but they have so little personality it s impossible to distinguish them even from each other Anyone can slip into their skin If you replace the Viet Minh with the Taliban the jungle with the desert and international communism with international terrorism you could almost believe this WHAT THEY DID IN WORLD WAR II WAS HISTORY'S BLOODIEST NIGHTMAREThe ashes of World War II were still cooling when France went to war in the jungles of Southeast Asia In that struggle its frontline troops were the misfits criminals and mercenaries of the Fren. .