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foreigners serving in the red army

Post by Gott » 05 Oct 2002 16:06

i know that many poles, czechs, serbs, chinese, and koreans served in the soviet red army during WWII. yet we don't know much about these foreigners in the red army. any good info about them would be great. btw were there any other foreigners in the red army?

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Post by Marcus » 05 Oct 2002 16:10

gott wrote:btw were there any other foreigners in the red army?


A few Swedes fought in the Red Army.

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Post by Gott » 05 Oct 2002 16:12

Marcus Wendel wrote:
gott wrote:btw were there any other foreigners in the red army?


A few Swedes fought in the Red Army.

/Marcus


interesting... but why? didn't many swedes fought along side with finland?

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Post by Brannik » 05 Oct 2002 17:52

There were Bulgarians too.Also,I remember reading somewhere that a few Frenchmen and Spaniards fought for the Red Army as well.Don't ask me to give you a source , I am unable to "retrieve" it :|
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Post by Brannik » 05 Oct 2002 18:21

Gott wrote:interesting... but why?


I guess the communist tumor doesn't choose...
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Post by Juha Tompuri » 05 Oct 2002 19:21

We finns had our own traitors too...

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Post by Phaethon » 05 Oct 2002 19:45

A little known Austrian called Adolf Hitler served in the Red Army in 1919.

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Post by Gott » 05 Oct 2002 19:58

Phaethon wrote:A little known Austrian called Adolf Hitler served in the Red Army in 1919.

:) K.


huh?

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Post by Gott » 05 Oct 2002 19:59

thanks for the info, brannik.

We finns had our own traitors too...


such a shame... i wonder what happened to them...

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Post by Brannik » 05 Oct 2002 20:22

such a shame... i wonder what happened to them...




I would speculate that they ended up somewhere in Siberia.But then again,I am only guessing...
Does anyone have more specific info about their fate?

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Post by Gott » 05 Oct 2002 20:25

I would speculate that they ended up somewhere in Siberia.


i suspect they either ended in Siberia, or when the Soviet-Finnish relations got cooler, those russians simply passed them back to finnish authority and letting them to decided their fate...

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Post by Brannik » 05 Oct 2002 20:47

or when the Soviet-Finnish relations got cooler, those russians simply passed them back to finnish authority and letting them to decided their fate...


I don't think that is possible.It would have been very unwise to let foreigners with a detailed knowledge of the Red Army run loose around Europe.

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Post by Phaethon » 05 Oct 2002 21:14

gott wrote:
Phaethon wrote:A little known Austrian called Adolf Hitler served in the Red Army in 1919.

huh?


After WWI, Hitler was stationed in Munich when Bavaria was briefly declared as a Socialist Republic. In May 1919 the German Army (Freikorps) entered Munich and the 'Republic' ended. Hitler was arrested on suspicion of being part of the revolution but managed to worm his way out of it by identifying soldiers who were part of the uprising. It is not known to what extent Hitler was involved, however papers have been discovered which record the results of an election of commissars in which someone by the name of "Hittler" gained 19 votes. Thus it is suggested that Adolf Hitler had a brief career in the Red Army of the Bavarian Socialist Republic. 8O

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 05 Oct 2002 21:53

The finns that fought at the "wrong"side had various backgrounds:
a) the, finnish-born who stayed at SU after the 1917 revolution
b) those, who immigratet SU between 1917 and 1939
c) those, who fled to the "wrong" side during the wars
Late 30`s a lot of them were executed by oders of Stalin. The survivors worked in both propaganda and active duties.

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Post by Romulus » 06 Oct 2002 05:14

There was a french fighter squadron who fought for Russia whos name was "Normadie-Niemen" or something.

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