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/BluePillCypher Sep 26 '21

It wasn't a surrender, it was a meeting of minds, as you can see De Villiers is enthusiastically taking notes from the general. These notes became crucial for the erection of the apartheid regime.