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A column of Arab volunteers with German Nazi personnel. Note the white armband, which is pictured below.  WWII

A column of Arab volunteers with German Nazi personnel. Note the white armband, which is pictured below. WWII

Croatian soldier fighting with the Germans under the banner of the Croatian Division.

Croatian soldier fighting with the Germans under the banner of the Croatian Division.

Russian volunteer in the German army. Anti-communist volunteers formed various units under German officers and fought the Red Army throughout the war. Those who were captured either met an early death in the hands of the Soviet security services or were sent to the Siberian Gulag from where few returned.

Russian volunteer in the German army. Anti-communist volunteers formed various units under German officers and fought the Red Army throughout the war. Those who were captured either met an early death in the hands of the Soviet security services or were sent to the Siberian Gulag from where few returned.

This is from the German publication Signal magazine. The original caption read: 'For the second time against the old enemy. As the badges on his left sleeve show, this volunteer was wounded six times in the fighting against the devestators of his native land. But he cannot rest until the world disgrace of Bolshevism has been destroyed for ever.'

This is from the German publication Signal magazine. The original caption read: 'For the second time against the old enemy. As the badges on his left sleeve show, this volunteer was wounded six times in the fighting against the devestators of his native land. But he cannot rest until the world disgrace of Bolshevism has been destroyed for ever.'

Cossack volunteers in the German army during the Warsaw Uprising, 1944

Cossack volunteers in the German army during the Warsaw Uprising, 1944

Periodical for Georgian volunteers.

Periodical for Georgian volunteers.

Cossack volunteer in the German army. Many Soviet Kuban Cossacks chose to switch to the German side either when in POW camps or on active service in the Soviet Army.Most volunteers joined up after the Germans reached the Cossack homelands in the summer of 1942. The two main Cossack units, 1.Cossack Division and 2.Cossack Cavalry Division participated in operations next to the Waffen SS. After the war, the Cossacks who surrendered to the Allies were returned to the USSR and many of them…

Cossack volunteer in the German army. Many Soviet Kuban Cossacks chose to switch to the German side either when in POW camps or on active service in the Soviet Army.Most volunteers joined up after the Germans reached the Cossack homelands in the summer of 1942. The two main Cossack units, 1.Cossack Division and 2.Cossack Cavalry Division participated in operations next to the Waffen SS. After the war, the Cossacks who surrendered to the Allies were returned to the USSR and many of them…

An Armenian volunteer Rifle training. Circa 1943.

An Armenian volunteer Rifle training. Circa 1943.

Chandra Bose reviewing his Azad Hind Waffen-SS volunteers. Circa 1942.

Chandra Bose reviewing his Azad Hind Waffen-SS volunteers. Circa 1942.

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