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by Le Page
Wed May 10, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 21871

Paddy--what is the source of the B&W photo?
by Le Page
Wed May 10, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 21871

Some says that it is the Fenet Batalion preparing their trip to Berlin. But it seems they had only Panzerfausts in Berlin while those W-SS are carrying Panzerschreks... It is even not sure that they are from the Charlemagne. I forgot--this was discussed on AHF. I believe there is a good argument fo...
by Le Page
Tue May 09, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 21871

I know this shot was posted earlier but this paticular one shows more: http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/945/pomerania6nr.jpg Charlemagne in Pomerania? From French Volunteers of the Waffen-SS by Richard LANDWEHR. I have some pics of Charlemagne and Sturmbrigade members (named); would the Cercle have ...
by Le Page
Tue May 09, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 21871

Sure, I'll dig it out--ah you know which one, the one that was in the article about de la Maziere's death, reproduced on les volontaires? I think I remember but as the site is closed, can't go back there.... You're supposed to have these things--you're a connoisseur 8) BTW would "aspirants" wear th...
by Le Page
Tue May 09, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 21871

Hi, Le Page, Daniel--is Maziere the one closest to the camera in that photo which was taken at Wildfleken, where they're standing shoulder-arms? Could you post that photo here? It would help... (And makes Helmut happy :wink: ) Sure, I'll dig it out--ah you know which one, the one that was in the ar...
by Le Page
Sat May 06, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 21871

Hi Le Page, For whatever reason, he chose to rewrite his rank." Forbes does not say where he learned this... Forbes is generally considered as serious, so he must have some sources. Maybe it's some veterans who prefers not to be named? Do you know off-hand what unit Maziere commanded? I don't know ...
by Le Page
Thu May 04, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 21871

Have you ever heard that de la Maziere may not have been an officer, as he claimed...? He was an officer ! Followed the training and graduated. I am posting from a place where I don't have my sources, back to you later with more details if I can find. Bonjour Daniel-- I do not mean to disparage de ...
by Le Page
Wed May 03, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 21871

Bonjour Monsieur Le Page, :D Concerning de la Maziere, his accounts are generally considered as accurate BUT his book, written by the politically engaged journalist he was before September 44, goes far beyond accounts of the Charlemagne battles. A large part of the book is describing his time in ja...
by Le Page
Tue May 02, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 21871

" The cuff title never existed, in any case officially. No stock ever has been found. What is true is that men of the Division, in training at Beneschau, close to Prague, a very small group, had ordered an artisan cuff title in the name of Charlemagne. " This makes perfect sense, as there were only ...
by Le Page
Mon May 01, 2006 6:32 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Chinese in SS
Replies: 19
Views: 6891

Helmut Von Moltke wrote:I also heard somewhere that there was a mixed Dutch - Chinese in the Dutch SS Legions.
I bet he was Dutch-Indonesian.
by Le Page
Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: French Waffen SS officers and NCO's
Replies: 28
Views: 11329

Laurent Daniel wrote:
Names are not really important, Le Page. What they have done, where, why, how, yes. Who, who cares ? Dupont, Durand, whatever, not very important.
don't compile then
by Le Page
Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: French Waffen SS officers and NCO's
Replies: 28
Views: 11329

Ahh...that sucks. I find it hard to believe that they would have any problems because of this one little forum... Yeah, I saw your posts about that but the list was still up, so that's why I thought it was OK. Oh well, good thing I copied it onto floppy already. Ho-ho! 8) I have more names etc if yo...
by Le Page
Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: French Waffen SS officers and NCO's
Replies: 28
Views: 11329

Daniel

I noticed I have a number of names with their rank and unit that you don't have on your excellent list. However, I have different succeeding lists broken down by unit, so there will be some overlap.

I will post these and you can add to your list. Yes?

M. Le Page
by Le Page
Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 21871

you mean the M44 SS Camoflauge tunic?


Yes, the "pea pattern". :up:

As somebody else mentioned, the 3rd company (formerly 6th Co/58th IR) typically had mixed dress e.g., feldgrau tunic and camo trousers (maybe vice-versa too).
by Le Page
Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:29 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Charlemagne Division uniforms, weapons, insignia, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 21871

Just a slight clarification--the tricolor shield shown above was actually the LVF shield. A few were sported in the Charlemagne but not generally. The SS variant was issued. The Joan of Arc collar patches were never worn. Most wore the double runes, especially those who already served with the Sturm...