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Greece 1943, members of the Free Arabian Legion. Courtesy of the Bundesarchiv.

Greece 1943, members of the Free Arabian Legion. Courtesy of the Bundesarchiv.

(1/2) In a not-so-serious moment, members of the 'Free Arab Legion' mingle with their Luftwaffe comrades in Italy.

(1/2) In a not-so-serious moment, members of the 'Free Arab Legion' mingle with their Luftwaffe comrades in Italy.

(1/2) In a not-so-serious moment, members of the 'Free Arab Legion' mingle with their Luftwaffe comrades in Italy.

(1/2) In a not-so-serious moment, members of the 'Free Arab Legion' mingle with their Luftwaffe comrades in Italy.

Soldiers of the "Free Indians" Legion take the oath to the Fuehrer in 1942. The Legion was eventually assigned to the Waffen SS but saw little action other than marching about. German commanders found the "Free Indians" not fit for serious combat and thus the Legion lingered until the end of the war, when some of the Indian volunteers escaped into Switzerland and the rest taken POW by US and British troops. They were returned to India where a number of them faced charges of collaboration.

Soldiers of the "Free Indians" Legion take the oath to the Fuehrer in 1942. The Legion was eventually assigned to the Waffen SS but saw little action other than marching about. German commanders found the "Free Indians" not fit for serious combat and thus the Legion lingered until the end of the war, when some of the Indian volunteers escaped into Switzerland and the rest taken POW by US and British troops. They were returned to India where a number of them faced charges of collaboration.

Members of the Turkverband during inspection.

Members of the Turkverband during inspection.

A French Legion soldier with a horse. #nazi #freefrenchlegion #ww2 #axispowers

A French Legion soldier with a horse. #nazi #freefrenchlegion #ww2 #axispowers

Volunteers of the Freiwilligen Legion Norwegen in May of 1942.

Volunteers of the Freiwilligen Legion Norwegen in May of 1942.

Spanien Blaue Division (Spanish Blue Division soldier) 1941 - 1943

Spanien Blaue Division (Spanish Blue Division soldier) 1941 - 1943

A heavily-armed Serbian guerrila warrior from WWII, Yugoslavia, c.1943

A heavily-armed Serbian guerrila warrior from WWII, Yugoslavia, c.1943

Different shot of the same Arrow Cross members marching in Budapest. Circa October 1944.

Different shot of the same Arrow Cross members marching in Budapest. Circa October 1944.

Indian Wehrmacht volunteers - Indische Legion (1942, location unknown)

Indian Wehrmacht volunteers - Indische Legion (1942, location unknown)

Italian soldier.Unknown location.Italy 1943.  Propagandakompanien der Wehrmacht - Heer und Luftwaffe

Italian soldier.Unknown location.Italy 1943. Propagandakompanien der Wehrmacht - Heer und Luftwaffe

Squad leader Uscha Taisto Kuuri with his men and his new puppy. They are on the Eastern Front at The Kalmyk steppe, January 9, 1943.

Squad leader Uscha Taisto Kuuri with his men and his new puppy. They are on the Eastern Front at The Kalmyk steppe, January 9, 1943.