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As Reidmuller says - Volkssturm units look a lot like regular units (when they had uniforms that is). Possibly in the last throes of Berlin, Wehrmacht Soldiers picked up what they could use, after all this beast used MP44 Mags & ammo

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Possibly in the last throes of Berlin, Wehrmacht Soldiers picked up what they could use, after all this beast used MP44 Mags & ammo


That´s the problem. In northern Germany the Volkssturm went home in the most cities. In my hometown the Volkssturm was disbanded by an Army-officer. The weapons were collected and used by the Wehrmacht due to their own shortage of weapons.

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That's a big problem Frank - what officially happened and what did are two totally different things - After all, it says Kaufhalle on the sides of buses, but you can't buy anything on the bus!
BTW, it took great courage for the army officer for that action. That ensured the safety of civilians in Verden.

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