Vienna to honour Austria's Nazi army deserters
The Austrian capital Vienna has announced plans to erect a memorial in honour of soldiers who deserted from Adolf Hitler's army, the Wehrmacht.
The city council has yet to decide the exact location, but campaigners want it to be put in Heldenplatz (Heroes Square) alongside war memorials.
The square is also where Hitler, born in Austria, addressed crowds in 1938 when Austria was annexed to Germany.
The BBC's Bethany Bell says Austria is gradually confronting its Nazi past.
Two years ago Austria's parliament agreed to rehabilitate soldiers criminalised by the Nazis for deserting from the Wehrmacht....
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