28 March 2002 | 2nd_Ekkard
Rarely handled topic, weak characters.
The prisoner bataillons of the german army were basically troops,
where the soldiers were sent, who could not be tolerated in nazi
germany´s army - for there political backgrounds or other reasons
and confessions. In general they were labeled as criminals.
These commandos had to accomplish most dangerous missions. Many times these missions ended up in "Himmelfahrtskommandos", that led these men straight to their
graves. Bataillon 999 tells the story of these man. Interesting real
live background, though the characters described have their
weaknesses. The story of this movie is from a book by german
writer Konsalik, also known for other novels on worldwar 2.