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Number Of Pages: 176
Publication Date: 2007-08-01
The period 1941-1942 marked a decisive and unexpected turning point in the way the Nazis looked upon the policy of using non-Aryans in their ranks. After huge losses on the Russian front in 1942, the need for replacements was high. As a result, more than one million Bosnians, Arabs, Mongols, Asians, Indians and men from the area of the Caucasus Mountains were enlisted into both the German army and the SS. This book documents the history of these new recruits to the Nazi ranks and illustrates them in a series of archive photographs showing the men and their uniforms, together with reproductions of unit badges and flags. 300 photographs document their activities, plus badges, flags and maps. A fascinating study of a little-known aspect of the German Army in World War II, this work contains bilingual English and French language text and captions.