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Free India Legion Hockey team

Article about: Just found another great photo which I had not seen before. I realise they were not yet Waffen SS at this point in time, but I include it here for interest's sake. Foreign volunteer pics are

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    Two members of the German Cadre.

    One Heer and one SS, which is a very rare image.
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    Indian Nationalist Leader Subhash Chandra Bose who promoted the idea of the Legion with the Germans, and of course with the Japanese with the "Indian National Army".
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    If anyone is interested in this rather interesting aspect of WW2, I can recommend a recently purchased book.

    "For Free India; Indian soldiers in Germany and Italy during the Second World War" by Martin Bamber.

    The Free Indian Legion - Home Page

    Contains many more photos of Indian soldiers in German and Italian service with orders of battle and personal stories.

    Regards

    Richie

    BTW - I have connection with the book other than as a buyer.

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    Great info folks thanks for posting!!!

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    Absolutely fascinating! Perfect example of "The enemy of my enemy is my friend". Thanks for the photos, and info on the book.

    Jay

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