Reunion of Germans who fought the Nazis

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For more than 60 years the 10,000 Germans who fled their country to join the British Army and fight against the Nazi regime have remained silent.

But yesterday those veterans who have survived spoke for the first time about taking up arms against their fellow countrymen.

At the first reunion since the Second World War of those who chose to battle Adolf Hitler, 200 German and Austrian veterans met at the Imperial War Museum.

While initially only allowed to do menial tasks in the Pioneer Corps the men were soon allowed into specialised units such as the SAS and Special Operations Executive.

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