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Legion Freies Indien or The Indian Legion served with the German Army, they were used on the Atlantic Wall. Seen here are two manning a MG34 which were mounted in small concerte 'spider' holes manned by one man.

Indian volunteers in the Wehrmacht, France, 1944 [[MORE]] Prophet_Muhammad_phd: Original post

Soldiers from the Free Indian Legion - Germans recruited disaffected Indians from the British army - taking an oath?

Soldiers from the Free Indian Legion - Germans recruited disaffected Indians from the British army - taking an oath?

Puppet States of Nazi Germany - Arthur Qvist (17 February 1896 – 20 September 1973) was a Norwegian horse rider who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics. After the German occupation of Norway in World War II, Qvist joined a voluntary unit of the German Waffen-SS, the Norwegian Legion. As an officer he eventually came to command the unit at the rank of Major.

Puppet States of Nazi Germany - Arthur Qvist February 1896 – 20 September…

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Legion Freies Indien or The Indian Legion Many are familiar with the infamous Waffen-SS and its many foreign volunteers and divisions, but few are aware of the German Army or Heer and the nearly one.

Soldiers of the "Free Indians" Legion take the oath to the Fuehrer in 1942. The Legion was eventually assigned to the Waffen SS but saw little action other than marching about. German commanders found the "Free Indians" not fit for serious combat and thus the Legion lingered until the end of the war, when some of the Indian volunteers escaped into Switzerland and the rest taken POW by US and British troops. They were returned to India where a number of them faced charges of collaboration.

Soldiers of the "Free Indians" Legion take the oath to the Fuehrer in The…

Spanish volunteer of the Blue Division during the winter 1941-42 near Moscow. The Blue Division was officially designated as División Española de Voluntarios by the Spanish Army and 250.Infanterie-Division in the German army

thebeautyandthehorror: “ Spanish volunteer of the Blue Division during the winter near Moscow. The Blue Division (Spanish: División Azul) was officially designated as División Española de.

Cossack volunteer in the German army. Many Soviet Kuban Cossacks chose to switch to the German side either when in POW camps or on active service in the Soviet Army.Most volunteers joined up after the Germans reached the Cossack homelands in the summer of 1942. The two main Cossack units, 1.Cossack Division and 2.Cossack Cavalry Division participated in operations next to the Waffen SS. After the war, the Cossacks who surrendered to the Allies were returned to the USSR and many of them…

Cossack volunteer in the German army. Many Soviet Kuban Cossacks chose to switch…

Norwegian volunteers are given a medical examination by Waffen SS doctors. The volunteers eventually formed the Waffen SS Division Nordland, also known as the Norwegian Legion

Norwegian volunteers are given a medical examination by Waffen SS doctors. The volunteers eventually formed the Waffen SS Division Nordland, also known as the Norwegian Legion

German Arab Infantry March 1943 - The Arabs despite being semite's were deemed worthy to join Hitler's ''aryan'' army

German Arab Infantry March 1943 - The Arabs despite being semite's were deemed worthy to join Hitler's ''aryan'' army

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