Blog

Welcome to the Osprey Blog!

1 Item(s)

per page

Hitler’s Eastern Legions

In Military History, Featured
Between 1941-45, the Germans recruited around 175,000 men from a number of minorities in the USSR. Of these, many formed rear-area auxiliary units, but at least 55,000 were combat troops. After training in Poland, individual battalions were posted to fill out German regiments in the front lines, at first in Army Group South but later in all three Army Groups fighting on the Eastern Front. On the blog today, Dr Nigel Thomas, author of the upcoming Elite title,'Hitler's Eastern Legions 1942–45', explores the origins and development of these legions.Continue Reading

1 Item(s)

per page