I am interested, for example, in how many Wehrmacht troops were kept active, whether they all retained their wartime uniforms/ranks/equipment, whether junior officers or just enlisted men were kept around, and whether personnel from different branches (e.g. Luftwaffe, or Heer infantry) were kept on duty? So far, I have only seen mentions of military police and some Kriegsmarine sailors on minesweeping duties.
Here are the only quotes (unfortunately just wikipedia) that I have offhand about this subject:
source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Ar ... er_the_warThe German Army was demobilized following the unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945. Confronted with a huge number of German prisoners of war after VE Day, the Western Allies kept Feldjägerkommando III, which was a regimental-sized unit of German military police, active and armed to assist with the control of the POWs under the US Army. Feldjägerkommando III remained armed and under Western Allied control until 23 June 1946, when it was finally deactivated.
source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Mi ... nistrationThe German sailors initially served in their Second World War uniforms, with the German Eagle and the Swastika removed, and under the same rules and regulations as were valid in the Kriegsmarine. The sailors were paid a moderate wage and had the right to take local leave, unlike other German POWs, but service was not voluntary. Still, the daily, dangerous operations and the resulting high esprit de corps lead to increasing uneasiness about the GMSA, especially in the Soviet Union ... On 25 May 1946, the GMSA was equipped with new blue work uniforms and special rank insignia, worn on the sleeve.