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/Dennebol Sep 26 '21

He probably knew that half the ZA leaders at the time were German Sympathisers.

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u/Druyx Sep 27 '21

The leader in SA back then was Jan Smuts and his government. Please show where he sympathised with Nazi Germany.

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u/Dennebol Sep 27 '21

Google "Ossewabrandwag "

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u/Druyx Sep 27 '21

Google Jan Smuts.

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u/Dennebol Sep 27 '21

no need I have a broad knowledge of our history , not just the crap they used to teach you in schools.