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WW2 Battle you most likely never heard of, Battle for Castle Itter.

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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 09:00 PM
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I just found this when I was searching google.

en.wikipedia.org...



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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 09:01 PM
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Bit more info please can't play video on my phone cheers.

oops missed the wiki cheers.
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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 09:04 PM
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originally posted by: testingtesting
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Bit more info please can't play video on my phone cheers.

oops missed the wiki cheers.


Well that was fast.



posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 09:05 PM
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you need to paste p2KC_F-zEb4 into the YT drop down
from the wiki link

The Battle for Castle Itter in the Austrian North Tyrol village of Itter was fought on May 5, 1945, in the last days of the European Theater of World War II. Troops of the 23rd Tank Battalion of the 12th Armored Division of the US XXI Corps led by Captain John C. "Jack" Lee, Jr., a number of Wehrmacht soldiers, a Waffen SS officer who defected, and recently freed French POWs defended Castle Itter against an attacking force from the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division until relief from the American 142nd Infantry Regiment of the 36th Division of XXI Corps arrived. The French prisoners included former prime ministers, generals and a tennis star. It may have been the only battle in the war in which Americans and Germans fought side-by-side. Popular accounts of the battle have called it the "strangest" battle of World War II.[2]

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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 09:06 PM
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From the wiki link.



The Battle for Castle Itter in the Austrian North Tyrol village of Itter was fought on May 5, 1945, in the last days of the European Theater of World War II.

Troops of the 23rd Tank Battalion of the 12th Armored Division of the US XXI Corps led by Captain John C. "Jack" Lee, Jr., a number of Wehrmacht soldiers, a Waffen SS officer who defected, and recently freed French POWs defended Castle Itter against an attacking force from the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division until relief from the American 142nd Infantry Regiment of the 36th Division of XXI Corps arrived.

The French prisoners included former prime ministers, generals and a tennis star. It may have been the only battle in the war in which Americans and Germans fought side-by-side. Popular accounts of the battle have called it the "strangest" battle of World War II.[2]



posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 09:09 PM
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Just reading the wiki and it would make a good war movie.
Brave bugger the tennis player.

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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 09:10 PM
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Thanx.



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