Favourite Foreign Volunteer Books

Foreign volunteers, collaboration and Axis Allies 1939-1945.

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Post by panzermahn » Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:21 pm

I forgot the Italian SS

i) Sentire-Pensare-Volare by Sergio Corbatti and Marco Nava (the best book on Italian SS)

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Post by Helmut Von Moltke » Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:40 pm

For the best book on Freikorps Danmark, check out Richard Landwehr's Siegrunen issue number 50. The basic refrence, really.

About Degrelle and the Wallonians, other than the one Panzermahn told us about, Degrelle's own memoir "Campaign in Russia", although heavily ideological, is also a source of information.

p.s., doesn't this belong in the books section?

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Post by George Lepre » Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:32 pm

Hi Panzermahn -

Thank your for the recommendation of my book.

I certainly agree with you regarding the "Cross of Burgundy" Kragenspiegel photo in Eddy's book. What an incredible Soldbuch.

Best regards,

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Post by panzermahn » Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:08 pm

George Lepre wrote:Hi Panzermahn -

Thank your for the recommendation of my book.

I certainly agree with you regarding the "Cross of Burgundy" Kragenspiegel photo in Eddy's book. What an incredible Soldbuch.

Best regards,

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Hi George,

Is it true that you are preparing a book about the Kama SS Division?

And your article on the mutiny at Villefrance based on the memoirs of Semso Alihodzic in Siegrunen 68 is very interesting!

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Post by Le Page » Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:31 pm

An obscure book on the Danish SS and also a publication about the DutchSS and Finnish SS:

http://cgi.ebay.com/FREIKORPS-DANMARK-R ... dZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dutch-Finnish-SS-Le ... dZViewItem

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Post by Troy Tempest » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:06 am

Rand wrote:Hey Croat,

Can you recommend any english language books on the Croatian involvement in WW2?

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I don't know about a whole book on Croatian Axis service, but I have just finished a book by Chris Bishop called 'SS:Hitler's Foreign Divisions - Foreign Volunteers in the Waffen-SS 1940-1945, and it was great! It only had about 6 pages specifically about Croatia, but it had a section on something I'd never heard of, maybe you haven't either - the Croatian Naval Legion!

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Post by Le Page » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:49 am

My favorite of all time is Pour l'Europe by Robert Forbes, about the French. Magnifique!

There's also an interesting book by Christian de la Maziere about his oddyssey into the Charlemagne Division, and subsequent inprisonment in France. Very interesting. It's The Captive Dreamer later reissued as Ashes of Honour.

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Post by Troy Tempest » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:41 am

How about The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer? It's supposed to be true or based on fact, it's great! French SS guy who ends up in Vietnam with the Foreign Legion!

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Post by Le Page » Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:07 am

Generalderpanzertruppen wrote:How about The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer? It's supposed to be true or based on fact, it's great! French SS guy who ends up in Vietnam with the Foreign Legion!
Actually I believe you're thinking of another book!

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Post by panzermahn » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:11 am

I would love to see some publication on these foreign volunteers units.

a) A good divisional history on the Skanderbeg SS Division. (I would love to see a picture of the goat head helmet kragenspiegeln!)

b) Foreign volunteers of the SD (Those enigmatic Estonian Einsetzkompanie men whon infiltrated Soviet demolitions Battalions and destroyed them from within in the Baltic States)

c) Foreign volunteers of the Abwehr (including those agents dropped behind enemy lines in Western and Eastern Front. There are even German Abwehr agents operating transmitter in Astrakhan in late 1944!)

d) Foreign volunteers in the NSKK, Kriegsmarine (Spaniards, Frenchmen, Scandinavians)

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Post by Troy Tempest » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:52 am

Check out Kommando: Hitler's Special Forces by James Lucas, it's great! Deals with the SD units that operated behind Russian lines in Russian uniform as well as other behind the line specialists. Well worth reading.

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Books on Estonian/Norwegian Volunteers

Post by CvS » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:16 am

Hi:

I am looking for any publications regarding Estonian and Norwegian SS formations and would be happy to receive some recommendations.

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Post by Benoit Douville » Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:45 pm

"For Croatia & Christ'' The Croatian Army in World War II 1941-1945, what a great read indeed, I have it.

''For Rex & For Belgium'' by Eddy de Bruyne and Marc J. Rikmenspoel is on my list, I read a lot of good comments about this work.

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Re: Favourite Foreign Volunteer Books

Post by seewolf » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:55 am

Hey,Benoit! Where did you get "For Croatia & Christ'' The Croatian Army in World War II 1941-1945"? I am really interested in getting one myself.

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