Foreign Volunteers of the Wehrmacht 1941–45

Foreign Volunteers of the Wehrmacht 1941–45

Men-at-Arms 147
  • Author: Carlos Caballero Jurado
  • Illustrator: Kevin Lyles
  • Short code: MAA 147
  • Publication Date: 24 Nov 1983
  • ISBN: 9780850455243
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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When speaking of the units of foreign volunteers integrated into the German forces during World War II, the Waffen-SS automatically comes to mind. But, in absolute numbers, more foreigners served with the Wehrmacht in the army, navy and air force. Anti-Communism was the most significant reason why so many volunteers were induced to wear the German uniform. This title examines the Wehrmacht's foreign volunteers, taking a close look at their uniforms, organisation and distinctive insignia. Among those covered are the Legion Wallanie, LVF, Ostlegionen, Balkan volunteers, Hiwis, Kalmucks, Cossacks, Baltic, Russian and Ukranian volunteers.

Biographical Note

Carlos Caballero Jurado was born in Ciudad Real, Spain, in 1957. He served as an NCO in the Spanish Army's Division Brunete (1st Armoured Division) and later graduated with a BA in History from the University of Alicante. He has written and co-written numerous books and articles on military historical subjects, including four Osprey titles. Carlos is a history teacher in Alicante Kevin Lyles is a talented illustrator of 20th-century military subjects. He has illustrated several books for Osprey over the years, and has also written titles on the US Army in Vietnam, a subject in which he has a long-standing interest. He lives and works in Hertfordshire, UK.

Contents

Introduction Western European Volunteers Balkan Volunteers The Eastern Volunteers The Plates

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