An essential part of German propaganda was the raising of non-German volunteer contingents, variously named as ‘Legions’ and ‘Free Corps’. These units were from their outset mere token forces, comparatively insignificant in numbers and maintained chiefly for their propaganda value. However, as the tide of battle turned relentlessly against the Germans during World War II, the appeal for volunteers became ever more desperate. In this second of three volumes examining the flags of the Third Reich [see Men-at-Arms 270 and 278] Brian L. Davis examines the flags of the Waffen-SS: those of Walloon, Flanders, Norway, Finland, Danzig, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Croatia, France, Spain and India.
Published by Osprey Publishing Mar 20, 2012| 48 Pages| 7-1/4 x 9-3/4| ISBN 9781780965369