Hitler's Commando Order (Kommandobefehl in German) that was secretly distributed to high command, ordering that all irregulars (ie. commandos) captured be handed over to the Sicherheitsdienst (SD: intelligence arm of the SS) for interrogation and execution.
Used in common speech as a reference to eradicating a group of (usually valiant) people.
It has recently surfaced in popular culture in the George Lucas film Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, when Emperor Palpatine orders his Stormtroopers to "execute order 66", which is the instruction to kill all Jedi.
"The bastard put an order 66 on his friends."
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