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Author:  Bill Medland [ Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:31 pm ]
Post subject:  The forgotten "Reichsdeutsche" W-SS soldiers

Often forgotten when researching/reenacting foreign units is the fact that a large number of
German nationals served with these units, not just officers, but soldiers with special skills etc.
These Germans who acted as staff, translaters or some other specialist role, would often be
captured with the foreign nationals. These Germans within the unit would often share the same
fate as the Balkan or Russian renegades and be put to death..... here we see a German radio
operator with Handschar in the Balkans.

Image

Mit Kameradengru├č, Willi.

Author:  rednas [ Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The forgotten "Reichsdeutsche" W-SS soldiers

Interesting to see the cone shaped headwear in use.

Author:  Franz repper [ Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The forgotten "Reichsdeutsche" W-SS soldiers

rednas wrote:
Interesting to see the cone shaped headwear in use.

Yes its the Albanian type fez there was a small amount of albanians (300) in Handschar before v they were transfered to form Skanderbeg

Author:  Korps Steiner [ Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The forgotten "Reichsdeutsche" W-SS soldiers

40 % of the SS Troops who fought during the Battles at Narva in 1944 were Reichs Deutsche from the Banat and Siebenburgen areas of Rumania .

Great site Bill,

regards

Paul

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