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antoniop wrote:The Blue division, was a standard Wehrmacht infantry division, with german uniforms and weapons. It's only distinction was a shield with the spanish colours
its number was 250th and had 3 infantry regiments and the usual assets of artillery, recce, AT, etc....
All the soldiers, NCO, officers and General Office commander were Spanish.
It was formed in Spain with volunteers (in theory) who wanted to fight against Comunism and "to return the visit that the Soviets made to Spain during the Civil War".
But according to my grandfather not all were volunteers, some were forced volunteers, but the Spanish Blue Division never was an SS unit. It is true that after its return to Spain some of its members continued fighting in the Blue Legion (battalion or regimental seize) and at the end of the war some fought with the SS in Berlin.
These are some links I have found.
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