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 Post subject: Re: African Troops
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 15:05 pm 
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"...there were some Black African troops from the French Colonies in the 33rd SS Division Charlemagne."

This is not true. A VERY small number of South East Asian and African men served with the Heer sponsored 'Legion Volontaire Francais Contre le Bolshevisme" but were rejected out of hand when that unit was amalgamated into the 33rd Waffen Grenadier Division der SS 'Charlemagne'.
They were packed off to Germany as STO labourers.
The most 'foreign' person in the 33rd 'Charlemagne' was a White Russian Prince who had been living in France for a good few years prior to WWII.

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