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by fons
Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: 23. SS "Nederland" Berlin 1945
Replies: 10
Views: 4124

Re: 23. SS "Nederland" Berlin 1945

I have heard and read of individual dutchmen in berlin (probably "Nordland" men), but not of units of the "Nederland" Anyway, small remnants of regiment 49 fought north of berlin and small remnants of regiment 48 fought south of berlin. Besides the main combat units the various supporting units can ...
by fons
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Azad Hind & Subhas Chandra Bose
Replies: 36
Views: 10382

Hi Sid, there is no "reason to believe", they did... There is one incident describing a Indian soldier fighting a american tank with a pak...don't know if these were american troops though. I still have good contact with a veteran of the Legion, and will ask him about this later month when i visit h...
by fons
Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Azad Hind & Subhas Chandra Bose
Replies: 36
Views: 10382

Hi Fons, Could you be more specific about the actions in France and Italy? What exactly are you saying the Indian Legion actually did? Cheers, Si. Hi Sid, Fons is referring to a company of the Indian Legion that was sent to North Italy and was attached to the Polizei Regiment Bozen in March-April 1...
by fons
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Azad Hind & Subhas Chandra Bose
Replies: 36
Views: 10382

Yes, there are many accounts of hardcore Indian units fighting alongside units in the battle of Berlin. I do hope this was meant cynical because besides some "rumours" about individuals there were no Indian "units" reported in that area. If there were any it was a handful perhaps. Sources are too v...
by fons
Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Azad Hind & Subhas Chandra Bose
Replies: 36
Views: 10382

However Sid, your writing style does suggest you seem to know more which in the end turns out as a quote from a radio show. About the liaison officers for instance...whatever that means since they were German cadre personnel of the unit. NOT liaison officers. One of them was the Legion's chief medic...
by fons
Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: My apologies (now re: Sonderregiment "Dirlewanger")
Replies: 86
Views: 36450

Paddy Keating wrote:Now, there's something to be researched...
Hans-Peter Klausch "Antifaschisten in SS-Uniform"

Very hard to get, but worth looking for.
Took me years to get a copy. Very recommended!

greetings,
fons
by fons
Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Best division in the Waffen SS??
Replies: 253
Views: 78649

The first was the nephew of the Dutch Nazi "Foreign Minister"...his surname (Colijn, I think)... If you are right on the surname...Colijn was never a nazi or "foreign minister". Simply false. Hitler sent mostly Austrian senior officials to administer the Netherlands with the intention of using thei...
by fons
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Freis Indien Battallion
Replies: 25
Views: 16034

They increasingly started to suffer from tuberculosis. But there is more to it, friction arose when they got too friendly with the locals (or "parts" of the population that is...) Added to this outside groups (brits, resistance) tried to influence them, and they in their turn tried to influence othe...
by fons
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Freis Indien Battallion
Replies: 25
Views: 16034

Re: Freis Indien Battallion

Hi Fons, The demobilization list of the Polizei regiment Bozen shows the date of April 1945 and there is no definite date of their transfer. I would assume it's between late 1944 to March/April 1945. The Russian language books on the account of Indian SS man fighting in Berlin and one of them captu...
by fons
Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Freis Indien Battallion
Replies: 25
Views: 16034

Re: Freis Indien Battallion

I can tell you that a company of Indische Freiwilligen Legion (not sure from which regiment though) was transferred to the SS Polizei Regiment "Bozen" (aka Suedtyroler) in North Italy March/April 1945 only to be demobilized by the Germans there. Their fate is unknown. I have a scan (unfortunately c...
by fons
Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Freis Indien Battallion
Replies: 25
Views: 16034

I meant that if it is actually holland it is not depicting the move to france since they went by train. A part of the legion while stationed in holland was on the island of Texel, so i guess they must have moved from/to there once in while. So if it is in holland in the first place, it might depict ...
by fons
Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Freis Indien Battallion
Replies: 25
Views: 16034

Ted, I couldn't see the pictures but can say that i heard the whole unit went downwards from holland to france by train, not by boat. Some were deployed on the dutch island of Texel though while being in holland so it could be from that time...a transfer from mainland holland to texel. greetings, fons
by fons
Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Rationale
Replies: 114
Views: 15515

Degrelle thought as most volunteers would have. I am going to post it here, as me, pzrmeyer2 and PK have not really managed to convince you yet of what the volunteers thought, although I'm not saying it is the truth. lol :D speaking about a "contradiction"... you do have a way of saying something a...
by fons
Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: why pepole join invaders side?
Replies: 123
Views: 43105

"This was drilled into the heads of the European SS volunteer generation while they were in school..." Thats a load of bollocks. European? what do you mean exactly? (only German?) You keep thinking of this whole European volunteer movement as a unified block do you? As much as there were volunteers ...
by fons
Wed May 10, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 22762

Hi Le Page, Thanks. This time, I saved those pix, in case Feldgrau get @{ ... Right, the first pix look to show de la Maziere. I will try to check, we are trying to revive the lesvolontaires forum at an other place. Concerning the second pix, it is a "polemical" one. I have seen several threads in ...