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Eric Pleasants (Reginald Pleasants) was born on 17 May, 1913 in Saxlingham Nethergate, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. Discover Eric Pleasants’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 85 years old?

Popular As Reginald Pleasants
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Age 85 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 17 May 1913
Birthday 17 May
Birthplace Saxlingham Nethergate, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Date of death 1998 (aged 84–85) – Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Died Place N/A
Nationality United Kingdom

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Pleasants’ autobiography was ghost-written by Eddie Chapman, a British safe-breaker and double agent whom Pleasants befriended in German custody, under the title I Killed to Live – The Story of Eric Pleasants as told to Eddie Chapman, Cassell & Co, 1957. Another version appears to have been edited by Ian Sayer and Douglas Botting and published posthumously as Hitler’s Bastard: Through Hell and Back in Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Russia, Random House, 2012.


Pleasants deserted from the Waffen-SS in 1945 and went into hiding. He “was obliged to kill two Russian soldiers with his bare hands” when they attempted to arrest him in the southern suburbs [of Berlin]. Captured by the Red Army in 1946, he was imprisoned in a GULAG camp at Vorkuta along the Arctic Circle before being repatriated to the United Kingdom in 1954. No action was taken against him by the British authorities, as “he was thought to have suffered enough” although he was apparently interviewed.


In Germany, Pleasants chose to join the Waffen SS, and became an SS-Schütze in the British Free Corps which in 1944 became a foreign legion of the Waffen-SS. He claimed to have been invited to join the German broadcasting service from Berlin to Allied and neutral countries, and, in this connection, to have met William Joyce and John Amery, and to have discussed with them the possibilities of charges of treason. He claimed also to have had a sexual relationship with Joyce’s wife, Eileen.

In August 1944 he demanded to be returned to his camp. He was stripped of his uniform and summarily despatched to an SS punishment camp at Bandekow near Schwerin, where he worked in a road-making gang, but returned to the BFC in November. He was selected to box for the SS pioneers against the SS police in Prague in late 1944, and won his bout. In late February or early March 1945, Pleasants “got himself attached to [Vivian] Stranders’ embryonic ‘Peace Camp’ – in reality he spent his time giving exhibition bouts against Max Schmeling in German officers’ messes.”


He served on a freighter bringing potatoes from Jersey to Southampton, but overstayed his time ashore on the island, missed his boat, and was caught there when the Channel Islands were occupied by the German Army in July 1940. He obtained temporary farm work as a potato picker, but also began stealing from empty properties, resulting in arrest and prosecution in the Magistrate’s Court. He was deported by the German occupying authorities, first to Fort d’Hauteville prison near Dijon, France, and eventually to an internment camp in Kreuzburg, Germany.


In late 1939 he joined the Merchant Navy as a compromise between military call-up and his distaste for war.


Reginald Eric Pleasants (17 May 1913 – 1998) was a British national who joined the Waffen-SS serving in the British Free Corps during the Second World War.