In actually, they were probably sent back because they weren't a great bunch of lads.
They weren't here illegally. They were recruited from China specifically to help the war effort and then treated disgracefully when the war was over.
Are you sure about that? I thought the Americans provided most of the guards at Nuremberg.The allies refused to hand over any of the soldiers it had captured from the Latvian and Estonian SS Divisions. Principally the soldiers of the 15th Latvian SS Division who managed to surrender to the Allies in the West. The Allies refused to hand them over as it didn't regard them as Soviet citizens as the USSR had annexed the Baltic Stated in 1940 as part of the Soviet Union. This was not recognised by the Allies. Many of them acted as guards at the Nuremberg trials.
Are you sure about that? I thought the Americans provided most of the guards at Nuremberg.
Did the Russians really have tolerated ex SS soldiers parading with their former enemies during the trials. Let alone the security risk of having known SS men running about the gaff.
Most of the Hiwis volunteered
Ive read treatment could be rather mixed - (ignoring again slave labour dragged from POW camps to haul / move guns, carts etc ) - combat formations seem to have treated them better - possibly because as time went on they were required to make up numbers in the line - I imagine relying on the man next to you tends to discourage misstreatment.and were treated more or less as equals even in Waffen SS Panzer Divisions.
When the Soviets started liberating Russian POW camp's in 1945 most of the inhabitants were shipped off to the Gulags as the Soviet's thought they had been contaminated by exposure to the west. I remember watching one programme where they were interviewing a Soviet bomber pilot who had been shot down and captured by the west. He was sent to Siberia because he had allowed himself to be captured. He said that he had been treated far better by the Germans than he had by his own people.
Most of the take aways in the HK are staffed by people from Hong Kong. Malaysian and Singaporean Chinese are a lot better educated speaking English as a first language in many cases and tend to be Doctors, Nurses, Consultants etc.All my life I have wondered about the Chinese.
There are thousands of takeaways staffed by at least a dozen family members who are never seen ( all their trade is done through a hatch) are they all just waiting for the word to take over from Beijing before the muslims get the place.
They always believed in playing the 'long game'
While we were stationed in West Malaysia, a lot of the guys married Chinese girls ( and why not?)There are thousands of takeaways staffed by at least a dozen family members who are never seen ( all their trade is done through a hatch) are they all just waiting for the word to take over from Beijing before the muslims get the place.