THE BRITISH WHO FOUGHT FOR HITLER

THE ETHNIC-EUROPEAN

During World War II numerous Waffen SS volunteer units were formed from the Nordic countries. This strategy was encouraged by the Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler who stated, “We must attract all the Nordic blood in the world to us, and so deprive our enemies of it so that never again will Nordic or Germanic blood fight against us.”

Over half the Waffen SS was made up of non-German nationality. Waffen SS volunteers came from Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Finland, Croatia, Ukraine, Latvia, Hungary, Spain, and Sweden and from Russians and Cossacks. One force was formed into Der Britisches Freikorps otherwise known as The British Free Corps (BFC).

The BFC was the brainchild of John Amery, eldest son of Secretary for India of the British Government, the Rt. Hon. Leopold Stennett Amery, MP.  His son, John Amery, had fought against Communism in the Spanish Civil War where he gained Spanish citizenship. In 1939 Amery…

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  • This was mainly a small unit for propaganda purposes. Not sure it saw any action. The units made up of Western and Northern Europeans were pretty good, Eastern European ones much less so.

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    • Not so, my friend, even the Red Army conceded how well the British fought to defend Berlin. The Russian Free Army, numbering over 1 million men under arms, were very highly regarded. Credit where credit is due.

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