Croatian 373. Infanterie-Division - volunteers?

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Croatian 373. Infanterie-Division - volunteers?

Post by Dimitrii » 15 Aug 2019 15:45

Hello,

This division:
https://www.axishistory.com/books/150-g ... e-division

Is often referred to as being made out of volunteers but to what aspect is that true? Was it not simply a renaming of an existing Croatian unit?

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Re: Croatian 373. Infanterie-Division - volunteers?

Post by I have questions » 15 Aug 2019 22:14

not sure if there is a correlation but there was a unit called the "369th Reinforced Croatian Infantry Regiment" which was destroyed at Stalingrad as part of the 100th Jager Division, perhaps the 373rd was created based on the few surviving members?

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Re: Croatian 373. Infanterie-Division - volunteers?

Post by MarkN » 16 Aug 2019 22:29

Dimitrii wrote:
15 Aug 2019 15:45
This division:
https://www.axishistory.com/books/150-g ... e-division

Is often referred to as being made out of volunteers but to what aspect is that true? Was it not simply a renaming of an existing Croatian unit?
Mercenary is probably a fuller and more accurate descriptor than volunteer.

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Re: Croatian 373. Infanterie-Division - volunteers?

Post by Dimitrii » 18 Aug 2019 00:08

MarkN wrote:
16 Aug 2019 22:29
Dimitrii wrote:
15 Aug 2019 15:45
This division:
https://www.axishistory.com/books/150-g ... e-division

Is often referred to as being made out of volunteers but to what aspect is that true? Was it not simply a renaming of an existing Croatian unit?
Mercenary is probably a fuller and more accurate descriptor than volunteer.
Thank you MarkN, I sort of got that idea as well but not necessary the mercenary part in a bad way. You hit the nail on the head with the italic.

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