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Scraping the BarrelThe Military Use of Substandard Manpower, 1860–1960$
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Sanders Marble

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823239771

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823239771.001.0001

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The Ethnic Germans of the Waffen-SS in Combat: Dregs or Gems?

The Ethnic Germans of the Waffen-SS in Combat: Dregs or Gems?

(p.225) 10 The Ethnic Germans of the Waffen-SS in Combat: Dregs or Gems?
Scraping the Barrel

Valdis O. Lumans

Fordham University Press

Combat performance of the ethnic Germans in the Waffen-SS is a complex question. When manpower standards were high, performance was high. As standards declined performance dropped. However, where the troops' own homes were threatened they performed well; meanwhile the average performance of the Waffen-SS dropped so performance by the ethnic units roughly approximated performance by men born in Germany.

Keywords:   World War II, Waffen-SS, Himmler, Heinrich, Balkans, Germany, Prinz Eugen Division

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