During the second world war, the Wehrmacht and SS overtook large parts of Europe in record tempo. The military superiority and competent command of the German army are often cited as reasons for the ability to advance this quickly. A topic that is covered less, but is rather fascinating, is the creation of an elite unit of German soldiers that went behind enemy lines, securing crucial strategic locations and sabotaging enemy holdouts. They would play a central role during Fall Gelb, the invasion of Western Europe, and Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia.
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