First Norwegians in the (later) Frw. legion Norwegen

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First Norwegians in the (later) Frw. legion Norwegen

Post  Admin on Mon 25 May 2009 - 18:07

Thought I should share some pictures I found on an auction. The seller did not know what it was, neither did any buyers as I was the only bidder. The photographer was a kriegsmarine saylor serving on a freighter. He took 20-25 pictures of the Norwegians on their way to Germany to be trained by the Waffen-SS. The purpose of this unit was to fight alongside the Finns in Finland, but they were put in service, against their will, at the Leningrad Front.
This unit called themselves "Den Norske Legion", but was renamed "Frw. legion Norwegen", the norwegian flags on their sleeves (Visible on the pictures enclosed) had to be removed. Many of these frontfighters claim to this day that they never were a part of Waffen-SS. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
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Great historical find!

Post  Tore on Mon 25 May 2009 - 18:11

Nice to see that one can find some small treasures out there now and then.

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Re: First Norwegians in the (later) Frw. legion Norwegen

Post  Admin on Mon 25 May 2009 - 18:22

More pictures of the soldiers marching into the pier. Click the picture to make it bigger!



The ship's officer



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Post  Admin on Mon 25 May 2009 - 18:27

Nuav have an excellent article about "Den Norske legion" here: http://www.nuav.net/dnl.html
(Just click the link!)

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