At the end of the Second World War, why were there still so many groups of German soldiers that kept fighting?

There was no way that (insert stereotypical German name here) and his 15 closest buds were going to repel the entirety of the allied forces. That being said, for whatever reason, you always hear story after story of the remnants of SS divisions continuing to fight to the bitter end, attempting against all logic to... show more There was no way that (insert stereotypical German name here) and his 15 closest buds were going to repel the entirety of the allied forces. That being said, for whatever reason, you always hear story after story of the remnants of SS divisions continuing to fight to the bitter end, attempting against all logic to offensively take objectives that even if by miracle were taken, they would have no hope of holding. Especially on the western front, why?
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