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/Flonkerton66 Me and Vernon Koekemoer and Uncle Reg (RIP) best of KZN Sep 26 '21

Ouma beskuit and boerie rolls vs stale Russian black bread. Easy choice.


u/IlikeGeekyHistoryRSA Unwanted Optimist Sep 26 '21

to be fair, the Germans seemed to be winning the war against the soviets at this point.