SS Lithuanian Division

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RFVD11
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SS Lithuanian Division

Post by RFVD11 » 18 Oct 2023 20:29

Waffen SS wanted to form this unit in 1944? Only 3,000 men came forward. Proposal was turned down, why? Could have formed a brigade. Little info about this idea. Anyone with further info?

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Re: SS Lithuanian Division

Post by Charles Trang » 01 Nov 2023 19:42

Lithuania was invaded by the Soviets in July 1944 so the Waffen-SS recruitment offices had to get away.

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Re: SS Lithuanian Division

Post by RFVD11 » 01 Nov 2023 22:48

There were Lithuanians in Germany at the time. Flak gunners, labor, etc.
AHK

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Re: SS Lithuanian Division

Post by Art » 02 Nov 2023 11:50

Because Lithuanians themselves didn't want to recruit:
viewtopic.php?t=47577

Regarding the Lithuanian Territorial Force see the wiki entry for a start:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuania ... ense_Force

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