The Italian Volunteers in the Waffen-SS

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by Nicola, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Nicola

    Nicola New Member

  2. Volkssturm

    Volkssturm New Member

    I've read about this before, and it's extraordinarily interesting (Despite what I've read being nowhere near as detailed as this). I'd actually just read an in-depth article about nationalist Spanish civilians volunteering to fight for the Waffen-SS, and how they were shipped to the eastern front.
  3. Alexander

    Alexander Member

  4. Wehrmachtmad

    Wehrmachtmad New Member

    the SS were from just about everywhere, its astonishing, if you just look at a list of SS divisions you'll see Croats, Arabs, Russians, Baltics, French, Belgians, Dutch, Scandinavians etc. Its more interesting to find out that over half of the professional soldiers (including SS) weren't actually German, it seems that either National Socialism or Anti-Communism was very popular in the world at this time!
  5. Volkssturm

    Volkssturm New Member

    It's about the British free corps. They're not particularly prestigious, mainly because at any one time, there were only ever a maximum of 29 soldiers. I think they were mainly recruited from prison camps after the fall of france or the african campaign, due to them wanting a better life than as a POW. (Very few defected as a result of beliefs)

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