The Italian-Croatian Legion

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The Italian-Croatian Legion

Post by Dan E. Moe » 05 Apr 2003 23:36

Did the Croatian MVSN Legion which served with the Italian 8th Army have any kind of unit badges exept the HVRATSKA armshield, like the Wehrmacht Croatian Legion had the linden leaf badge.

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Post by JLEES » 06 Apr 2003 21:18

Dan,
I believe they used the same symbol. There is a four set of Croatian stamps issued in 1943 with an image of a soldier from this unit. I believe the symbol is on the soldier's helmet.
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Post by dinko2 » 09 Apr 2003 19:46

The members Lako-prevoznog zdruga (Legione croata autotransportabile) has on their uniform metal armshields with national shields and sign "Hrvatska".
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Post by dinko2 » 09 Apr 2003 19:48

Special badge with transcription Legione Croata-Hrvatska legija and on back side there is sign "Per l´Italia alala- Za dom spremni"(pictures 2)
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Post by dinko2 » 09 Apr 2003 19:52

Sorry no in the back side. In blu field on front side.
These two simbol are from the book "Hrvatske oružane snage 1941-1945" authors Siniša Pogarčić and Krunoslav Mikulan.
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Post by Marcus » 09 Apr 2003 19:53

dinko2,

Thanks for sharing those images.

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Post by Dan E. Moe » 10 Apr 2003 13:34

The picture of the badge, on the second post, was it made under the war and allowed to be worn on uniform?

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Light transport zdrug

Post by dinko2 » 21 Apr 2003 21:17

Light transport zdrug was left Zagreb on december, 15.1941. ( with 45 co, 70 nco and 1100 domobran). After training in Riva del Garda in Italy on marth,26. 1942 go to Russia. Zdrug is part of Italian 3.fast division "Principo Amadeo duca D"Aosta". After 6 mounths of fiercy battle on soviet front rest of units capitulated with other italian units to Soviet army.
Sone members who survive soviet prisoners camp pick up from delegations of Yugoslav army in 1944 and come back to Yugoslavia and Croatia as the members of unit form in Soviet union ( 2nd tank brigade and Yugoslavian infantry brigade).
Members of Zdrug is dressed in domobran uniforms with Italian hats. Instead Savoia star on collar thay had small metal fashio.On left side of coat they have wear metal shields on picture 1. In Soviet union complete Zdrug is dressed in full italian uniform.

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Badge

Post by dinko2 » 21 Apr 2003 21:27

The badge on picture 2 is usual thing for all Italian units. This is "fashion" and individual units detail.

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