Neutral volunteers against the USSR?

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Re: Neutral volunteers against the USSR?

Post by K.Kocjancic » 11 Dec 2020 12:43

Ironmachine wrote:
09 Dec 2020 12:19

Well, for obvious reasons most of my sources about the Blue Division are in Spanish and I'm not up-to-date on what is available in English on that subject, but I think a good beginning could be Hitler's Spanish Legion: The Blue Division in Russia, by Gerald R. Kleinfeld and and Lewis A. Tambs. I have the Spanish edition and it is quite good and comprehensive. There are also a number of Osprey booklets that can work as an introduction to the subject.
Hi!

Can I just ask you how much in detail goes this book (Kleinfeld & Tambs) into the post-withdrawal time; e.g. regarding the Spanish Volunteers that remained in the German service?

Thanks!

KK

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Re: Neutral volunteers against the USSR?

Post by Ironmachine » 12 Dec 2020 07:09

No detail at all. The book just mentions that Spaniards kept volunteering to fight for Germany after the withdrawal of the Blue Legion and that Ezquerra's battalion fought in Berlin in 1945 (the source for that last statement being Ezquerra's own book :lol:).

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Re: Neutral volunteers against the USSR?

Post by K.Kocjancic » 12 Dec 2020 11:27

Ironmachine wrote:
12 Dec 2020 07:09
No detail at all. The book just mentions that Spaniards kept volunteering to fight for Germany after the withdrawal of the Blue Legion and that Ezquerra's battalion fought in Berlin in 1945 (the source for that last statement being Ezquerra's own book :lol:).
OK, thanks.

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Klemen

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Re: Neutral volunteers against the USSR?

Post by Ljotrulf » 07 Jan 2021 14:26

Komi wrote:
08 Dec 2020 19:25
Ljotrulf wrote:
08 Dec 2020 19:17
Only two volunteers from Ireland served in the Waffen-SS (verified) James Brady and Frank Stringer.
When/how did they join? And did either serve on the Eastern Front?
Both served in the SS-Jadgverband Mitte on the Eastern Front. Brady fought in the Battle of Berlin whilst Stringer ended the war in the South of Germany. Both were tried by Court Martial by the British (they had been serving in the British Army until captured) for aiding the enemy and served a few years in prison.

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Re: Neutral volunteers against the USSR?

Post by Komi » 07 Jan 2021 14:56

Ljotrulf wrote:
07 Jan 2021 14:26
Both served in the SS-Jadgverband Mitte on the Eastern Front. Brady fought in the Battle of Berlin whilst Stringer ended the war in the South of Germany. Both were tried by Court Martial by the British (they had been serving in the British Army until captured) for aiding the enemy and served a few years in prison.
Cheers, sounds like a story worth looking up.

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Re: Neutral volunteers against the USSR?

Post by Ljotrulf » 18 Jan 2021 17:24

"Hitler's Irishmen" by Terence O'Reilly gives an account of the service of bother Stringer and Brady as does Adrian Weale's "Renegades"

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Re: Neutral volunteers against the USSR?

Post by Komi » 18 Jan 2021 19:17

Ljotrulf wrote:
18 Jan 2021 17:24
"Hitler's Irishmen" by Terence O'Reilly gives an account of the service of bother Stringer and Brady as does Adrian Weale's "Renegades"
Thanks, I'll have a look.

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