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Post by max wiedl 3./SS Pz.Pi.Btl » Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:38 pm

firstly i would like to say a big hi to every one as ive just found somewhere where alot of knowedgable people talk about a subject i like (though know absolutly nothing about!)

i read many years ago that the french foreign legion that fought at dien bien fu were mostly made up of ex waffen ss that the french allowed in not too many questions asked at the wars end, is there any truth in this? after all there would have been a large pool of battle hardened men sitting unemployed in germany after the war. high profile officers from various arms worked for other nations, did the Wss do the same?
if so, where else did they fight?
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Post by Tom Houlihan » Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:50 pm

Welcome!

Before this goes too far, try doing a forum search for the French Foreign Legion, or The Devil's Guard. Scan through the Waffen-SS section. This has been beaten to death in the past.

Were there Germans in the Legion post-WWII? Yes. Were some of them former W-SS? Yes. Most? Not hardly...
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Post by Nordwest » Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:16 pm

Autobiography from the Year 1957:

Hans E. Bauer

Verkaufte Jahre
- Ein deutscher Fremdenlegionär berichtet seine Erlebnisse in Indochina und Nordafrika -

Mit 32 Originalfotos

C. Bertelsmann Verlag, Gütersloh, 1957


Michael

P.S. Scans from the Photos in this Autobiography, let me know...

Nordwest

Post by Nordwest » Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:54 pm

Just one of many Photos...

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Post by Nordwest » Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:20 pm

Parading in the above Photo, 95% of these FFL Soldiers, in Saigon in the early 1950s, were Germans, Ex-Veterans of the Wehrmacht, and the Waffen-SS.

If You are interested, I can post many, and better Scans within a few Days...?


Michael

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Post by Nordwest » Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:46 pm

The Battle of "Dien Bien Phu", 1954, is nowadays often called "The French Stalingrad" in Indochina..., it was worse...

And after all this, Nam...

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Krieg ist Scheisse / War Is Hell!


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Post by max wiedl 3./SS Pz.Pi.Btl » Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:09 pm

ill take all you have got! i wasnt sure if it was just an urban myth or not... after all the fuss the french have and do make about the war and occupation i was sceptical whether they took them or not.
thank you for the links and sources... ill get educating myself!
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Post by Nordwest » Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:22 am

Some more Photos:

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