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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

Post by croviking » 24 Apr 2009 20:19

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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

Post by croviking » 25 Apr 2009 09:50

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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

Post by croviking » 25 Apr 2009 16:14

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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

Post by croviking » 25 Apr 2009 16:16

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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

Post by croviking » 26 Apr 2009 11:27

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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

Post by Strovalnyk » 28 Apr 2009 12:10

zaptiè wrote:the last photo show a very strange mix of italian badges ( arm schield and ranks ) on a uniform that isnt italian.
On the cap two badges not italian , never seen .
There are some descriptions with this photho ( or with the group photho with the same men )?


Hi

The photographs that croviking posts on previous 3 pages shows members of Lako prevozni zdrug (Legione Croata Autotransportabile) during their training in Italia (Riva del Garda) and on the Eastern front.
The material for LPZ uniforms was provided by Italians, but they were made in Croatia in pattern of Croatian armed forces, hence the uniform unusual look. On the collars they wore Italian fascio instead of Savoia star, on the left sleeve they wore Croatian national emblem and on the upper left pocket of the blouse LPZ badge.
Photographs are scanned from Croatian magazine for military history "Husar" nr. 13 ( http://www.carski-husar.hr/ ) and originals are held in Croatian State archive (Hrvatski državni arhiv).

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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

Post by zaptiè » 01 May 2009 17:10

Strovalnyk wrote:
zaptiè wrote:the last photo show a very strange mix of italian badges ( arm schield and ranks ) on a uniform that isnt italian.
On the cap two badges not italian , never seen .
There are some descriptions with this photho ( or with the group photho with the same men )?


Hi

The photographs that croviking posts on previous 3 pages shows members of Lako prevozni zdrug (Legione Croata Autotransportabile) during their training in Italia (Riva del Garda) and on the Eastern front.
The material for LPZ uniforms was provided by Italians, but they were made in Croatia in pattern of Croatian armed forces, hence the uniform unusual look. On the collars they wore Italian fascio instead of Savoia star, on the left sleeve they wore Croatian national emblem and on the upper left pocket of the blouse LPZ badge.
Photographs are scanned from Croatian magazine for military history "Husar" nr. 13 ( http://www.carski-husar.hr/ ) and originals are held in Croatian State archive (Hrvatski državni arhiv).

All the best

It' rigth for some of the photos , but not for all .
A group of 3 photos have uniforms different ( a group of officiers with an italian officier , an officier alone and the same officier with an italian officier ) : these uniforms have metallic buttons ( croatian ?) in strange position and the "bustina"( side cap)has two not identificaded badges , not the MVSN (black shirts ) badge like the "normal" photos .Are these badges croat , maybe the general croatian hnd badge and upper this the Ap badge?
I think 3 option :1) officiers of remplacment 2) officiers just arrivated from croatia and not full uniformated 3) officiers of the new second croat legion in training ,in 1943 ,after the destruction of the first legion : this second legion not become active because Italy left Axis side on 8 september 1943.
Have the text with the photos some more informations?
Thaks

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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

Post by Strovalnyk » 04 May 2009 08:02

Photos from Riva del Garda were taken in the December 1941 and in January 1942 just after they arrival in Italy and that is why officers can be seen with Croatian insignia (NDH cap badge and Ustaša badge).
The text that accompanies the photos gave description of the events, where they where taken, names of the person, places, brief description of uniforms, etc.
Photographs belonged to nadporučnik Zvonimir Parac (primo tenente). He was veterinarian officer in LPZ.

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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

Post by croviking » 15 May 2009 20:18

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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

Post by meri » 23 May 2009 01:43

First post! Great thread, keep 'em coming...

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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

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Re: Croatian legion in Russia (picture)

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