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by switchhitter
Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Dutch propaganda poster..
Replies: 4
Views: 1594

Dutch propaganda poster..

Hi,

This is a phrase from a wartime propaganda poster from the Netherlands, all the online translators don't return a very sensical (if thats a word!) answer. Any help?

"voor uw eer en geweten op! tegen het bolsjewisme"

Cheers.
by switchhitter
Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Volksdeutsch volunteers?
Replies: 10
Views: 5494

Volksdeutsch volunteers?

Were all those the German's considered 'Volksdeutsch' conscripted into service? Are there any examples of them volunteering? Or, even, any people who considered themselves nominally German but who weren't considered so by Nazi authorities, and who enlisted?

Cheers.
by switchhitter
Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: David Littlejohn - Foreign Legions of the Third Reich
Replies: 14
Views: 4139

David Littlejohn - Foreign Legions of the Third Reich

Can anyone who has read these books tell me if they would be good for a research piece on volunteer motivations? I've read many books which go into detail about combat performance, post-war treatment etc. but i'm more interested in investigating the variations in reasons why people chose to don Germ...
by switchhitter
Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: why pepole join invaders side?
Replies: 123
Views: 45355

Re: why pepole join invaders side?

(I'm afriad I haven't read each and every post which precedes this, so just tell me if im repeating anything and I'll go back and find the relevant parts) How far do you think economic concerns influenced peoples decisions to volunteer for military service with the Germans? Even before the war unemp...
by switchhitter
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Feldgrau Published Authors
Topic: Hitler's Flemish Lions
Replies: 9
Views: 9634

Re: Hitler's Flemish Lions

Hi Jon, I've read both of your books and found them extremely lucid and readable accounts of each formation history - with useful provision of a contemporary context (which many books lack). Is it possible that you remember where you found your accounts of Berlin youngsters fighting during the last ...
by switchhitter
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: The religious establishment and military volunteers...
Replies: 1
Views: 1198

The religious establishment and military volunteers...

I read recently that there were some elements of the European Catholic church (the account I read was about France) which actively condoned military collaboration with Germany. I believe it was basically along the lines of "go and fight for Germany against Russia, because if Russia wins then communi...