The Allied victory in World War Two was helped by a committed group of soldiers who were driven more than any others to defeat the Nazis. This is the unknown story of the Germans who fought for Britain. Now, after seventy years, a handful of brave men and women have decided to break their silence. All volunteered to give up their family names and fight the Nazis on the soil that was once their home against the people who were once their neighbours. These are exceptional stories of bravery and sacrifice. They fought on all fronts and in some of the most infamous and bloody operations across Europe and beyond. If captured, they faced agonising torture and certain execution. Despite being mistrusted by the Allied British, these individuals swore allegiance to the King and wore their British uniforms with pride. They were labelled suicide soldiers but they would become Churchill's German Army. Millions of soldiers fought against Hitler's Germany in World War Two, but one group of men and women sacrificed everything in the battle against the Nazis. From the officer who captured one of the war's most elusive fugitives, to a decorated Spitfire pilot, these are the untold stories of the Germans who fought against their own people, to help the Allies to victory. 10,000 Germans and Austrians fled Nazi persecution and joined British forces to fight against Hitler. Neighbors, colleagues and fellow soldiers all suspected they were traitors and double agents, so life in their adopted communities was hellish, and they had to fight doubly hard to prove their dedication to the war effort. But facing these challenges, Churchill's German Army played a key part in some of the most important events of the war. Bonus Feature UNTOLD STORIES OF WWII What if Hitler had had the A-bomb? Why did JapanGÇÖs submarine sneak attack on Pearl Harbor fail? Could the kamikazes have turned the tide of war in the Pacific? Now these and other compelling stories about the secret weapons, ruthless tactics, and remarkable heroism of World War II can be told. Witnessing the daring attempts of undercover Norwegian resistance fighters to destroy the NazisGÇÖ atomic bomb program. Relive the surprise air and underwater attack on AmericaGÇÖs battleships in Pearl Harbor. Find out why kamikaze fighters - JapanGÇÖs deadly weapons of destruction - would sacrifice themselves to destroy U.S. battleships and aircraft carriers. Discover the extraordinary individuals who risked their lives in UNTOLD STORIES OF WORLD WAR II.
National Geographic: Churchill's German Army
The Germans who fought the Nazis