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 Post subject: Re: British Free Corps
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:36 am 
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The britisches frei korps were recruited mainly from pow's and were never intended to fight against western allied forces , but were against the russian communists, they saw active service (mainly as reconnaisance) observing the russians on the other side of the rhine during the latter stages of the war.


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 Post subject: Re: British Free Corps
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 23:00 pm 
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Bill Medland wrote:
Hi Kate,

They came from four areas really.....

1. Living in Germany at outbreak of war (mixed parents)

2. British POWs captured during the course of the war
(the last recruit Frank Axon, was recruited in Feb.45)

3. Members of the Merchant Navy.

4. Civilians living on the Channel Islands
(at least two, three if you count Eddie Chapman, but he was Abwehr).


On the other hand, my action thriller Snides starts off in Normandy a couple of days after June 6th, when a group of British SAS troopers capture a BFC officer. He tells them of another Brit serving, who had volunteered to "help out" at Dachau. This guy survived the war, and was a rich property developer (is there any other kind?) who is in cahoots (sorry, I've been living in Arizona too long) with a Soho gangster.

I actually borrowed a BFC jacket from Ed Dyer, which I was intending for wear (with nothing else) by a model for the front cover of the book. Unfortunately, when the jacket arrived, it was a 44" chest, and the model wasn't, so the jacket and the insigna was relegated to the back cover. I've attached a picture of the cover below>
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 Post subject: Re: British Free Corps
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 5:45 am 
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edelweiss0061 wrote:
... observing the russians on the other side of the rhine during the latter stages of the war.


They must have had some really powerful binoculars to do that. Or perhaps they just ate an awful lot of carrots :)

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 Post subject: Re: British Free Corps
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 17:57 pm 
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lol sry i meant that they were acting as merely a reconnaisance unit as such and were under fire from russian artillery but pulled back shortly after. :)


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