Castro and the Nazi's.

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I don't think ideology had anything to do with it, on either side.

South America was awash with Nazis and others who thought it best to stay away from Europe for a bit. Most S American governments had Germans training their armed forces or building them weapons (e.g. FMA IAe 33 Pulqui II ), and Castro will have encountered these instructors during his time there. Probably Castro was "lent" some advisers by his buddies on the mainland.
 
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I don't think ideology had anything to do with it, on either side.

South America was awash with Nazis and others who thought it best to stay away from Europe for a bit. Most S American governments had Germans training their armed forces or building them weapons (e.g. FMA IAe 33 Pulqui II ), and Castro will have encountered these instructors during his time there. Probably Castro was "lent" some advisers by his buddies on the mainland.
Was Castro in Argentina in the 50's , or are you confusing him with his gopher and executioner " Che " Guevara ?
 
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Castro sounds like an amateur. UK took in the whole Galician SS Division. Their cause championed by Richard Rapier Stokes MP (Lord Privy Seal) Mosley's mate. MI6 went in for a drop of falsifying death certificates (Horst Kopkow etc) to recruit nazis. And ex SOE gals like Sue Ryder, acting under charity cover for MI6, allegedly sent useful nazis to UK guised as refugees. Oswald Mosley was useful in giving a cause to hand govt a legislation excuse to make decisions about whether quasi military groups would be exempted prosecution. Handy after hostilities for someone wanting to bring in SS and arm them within UK ?? Good to see that a 3rd world dictator has taken lessons from perfidious albion though.
 
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Castro sounds like an amateur. UK took in the whole Galician SS Division. Their cause championed by Richard Rapier Stokes MP (Lord Privy Seal) Mosley's mate. MI6 went in for a drop of falsifying death certificates (Horst Kopkow etc) to recruit nazis. And ex SOE gals like Sue Ryder, acting under charity cover for MI6, allegedly sent useful nazis to UK guised as refugees. Oswald Mosley was useful in giving a cause to hand govt a legislation excuse to make decisions about whether quasi military groups would be exempted prosecution. Handy after hostilities for someone wanting to bring in SS and arm them within UK ?? Good to see that a 3rd world dictator has taken lessons from perfidious albion though.

Why would anyone want to bring and re-arm an eastern european SS division into the UK at the end of the war ?
 
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So Castro gets some of the most battle hardened ex WWII troops to train his forces, a good move. But ignores their advice, and ends up with troops that look nothing like their Hugo Boss tutors, and still resemble badly ironed Americans.
What a waste.
 
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Castro sounds like an amateur. UK took in the whole Galician SS Division. Their cause championed by Richard Rapier Stokes MP (Lord Privy Seal) Mosley's mate. MI6 went in for a drop of falsifying death certificates (Horst Kopkow etc) to recruit nazis. And ex SOE gals like Sue Ryder, acting under charity cover for MI6, allegedly sent useful nazis to UK guised as refugees. Oswald Mosley was useful in giving a cause to hand govt a legislation excuse to make decisions about whether quasi military groups would be exempted prosecution. Handy after hostilities for someone wanting to bring in SS and arm them within UK ?? Good to see that a 3rd world dictator has taken lessons from perfidious albion though.
Be interested in the source? Most appear to have been dealt with under the provisions of the occupying forces. I understand that both Russia Britain and America did some predictable deals in relation to scientific advances. I take it that in terms of Quasi Military groups you mean the Brown shirts?
 
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So Castro gets some of the most battle hardened ex WWII troops to train his forces, a good move. But ignores their advice, and ends up with troops that look nothing like their Hugo Boss tutors, and still resemble badly ironed Americans.
What a waste.
One on One, I understand the Waffen SS were far superior to democracy themed Brits, Canadians, Yanks etc; due to the indoctrination they had lived under from the 1930s. Think Shell Shock Faliase Gap 1944, the Allies got hammered. Now bring in combat experienced and hardened troops to train your own indoctrinated blokes and you are more than ready to meet the soft Yanks, should they ever put in an appearance.

Kromeriz, with thanks again to military historians.
 
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que la Patria os contempla orgullosa,
no temáis una muerte gloriosa,
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En cadenas, vivir es vivir,
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