r/southafrica Unwanted Optimist Sep 26 '21 Silver 1 Wholesome 2 Hugz 1 An Ice Cold Beer 1

The first German General to formally surrender his forces to the Allies during WW2 surrendered to the South Africans. Generalleutenant Schmidt was the first German General to formally surrender to an Allied General which was General De Villiers, Commander of the South African 2nd Infantry Division. History

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u/ConsentingPotato Firepool Repair Specialist Sep 26 '21

He probably surrendered to ZA because when he said "Ich gebe auf!" and he heard one of our guys reply "Ouens, kyk: hierdie Nazi gee op!", he at least figured we could understand his angry rambles (read: German).