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The Leibstandarte was given the task of guarding several vital road and rail junctions in the area of Trento-Verona. After several weeks operating in this area, the division was moved to the Parma-Reggio area. During this period, the Leibstandarte was involved in several skirmishes with partisans. With the Italian collapse of 8 September 1943, the division was ordered to begin disarming nearby Italian units. This went smoothly, with the exception of a brief skirmish with Italian troops stationed in Parma on 9 September.
Bergmolch wrote:Another Italian, I can't say the name cause he is still alive.
SS-Sturmmann, wounded during the Ardennes campaign, KG Peiper.
daniele wrote:Hi guys, just confirming what Ostuf Charlemagne posted:
There were about 50 Italians that asked to continue to fight with the 1.SS-Pz.Div `LAH`, after the italian change of side on 8 September 1943, when the Division stationed in North Italy. They fought on the Eastern front during the winter of 1943-1944.
In March 1944, the surviving italian `LAH` volunteers were sent to the Berlin Lichterfelde barracks where the 1.SS-Pz-Grenadier Ausbildungs und Ersatz Bataillon was stationed. In Berlin, the Italians were placed under command of SS-Oberscharfuhrer Willy Detering and he received the order to accompany them to Caldiero near Verona where the Commandostab of the Italian Volunteer Legion was located.
PhD about Italian Waffen SS wrote:Ciao Daniele, ti sarei grato se potessi mandarmi indicazioni di dove reperire queste informazioni a livello bibliografico. Se fosse possibile parlare con qualcuno di loro sarebbe fantastico! firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcus Wendel wrote:PhD about Italian Waffen SS wrote:Ciao Daniele, ti sarei grato se potessi mandarmi indicazioni di dove reperire queste informazioni a livello bibliografico. Se fosse possibile parlare con qualcuno di loro sarebbe fantastico! email@example.com
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unlikely that someone will ever give you personal details or actual adress of any italian SS veteran since the things there are still too hot if you know what I mean.
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