Georgian Uprising On Texel

The Georgian Uprising on Texel (Dutch: Opstand der Georgiërs) (5 April 1945 – 20 May 1945) was an insurrection by the 882nd Infantry Battalion Königin Tamara (Queen Tamar or Tamara) of the Georgian Legion of the German Army (Wehrmacht Heer) stationed on the German occupied Dutch island of Texel (pronounced Tessel). The battalion was made up of 800 Georgians and 400 Germans, with mainly German officers. The event has been described as Europe's last battlefield.

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Georgian Uprising On Texel - Casualties Controversy
... Canadian troops landed unopposed on Texel on 20 May 1945, effectively liberating the island ... Soviet SMERSH forces arrived on Texel and took charge of 228 Georgians still alive ... A Canadian report prepared for the commander of the SMERSH contingent numbered 470 Georgian and 2,347 German casualties on Texel ...

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