The quality and reliability of the units manned by non-German personnel varied greatly, already in January 1942 George Orwell remarked "At this moment, for instance, the Germans profess to be leading a European crusade against Soviet Russia. Yet they dare not raise large armies from the conquered European countries, because they could never trust them not to go over to the enemy." (The essay "The Meaning of Sabotage", 29 January 1942)

 

Foreign volunteers in general


Arab Nations


Albania


Belorussia - See Soviet Union

Belgium


Bohemia-Moravia (Böhmen-Mähren)


Bulgaria


Croatia


    Denmark


    Estonia


    Finland


    France


    Greece


    Hungary


    Iceland


    India


    Ireland


    Italy


      Latvia


      Liechtenstein


      Lithuania


        Montenegro


        Netherlands


        New Zealand


        Norway


        Poland


        Romania


        Russia - See Soviet Union

        Serbia


        Slovakia


        Slovenia


        Spain


        Soviet Union


        Sweden


        Switzerland


        Ukraine - See Soviet Union

        United Kingdom


        White Russia - See Soviet Union

        USA


        Yugoslavia - See Croatia, Montenergo and Serbia

        Two Soviet cartoons from 1942 dealing with the non-Germans fighting against the USSR
        "In German uniform - an Italian thief, a barefooted Spaniard, a French hooligan, a Romanian bandit, a Finnish hulk and a Hungarian executioner... What a scum!"
        soviet-cartoon1
        (Courtesy of Paul)

        "Disobedient people of Norway, Denmark and Holland have lost their Nordic name that is transferred to Romanian, Hungarian and Italian serfs of Hitler. Laval remains a candidate for a while."
        soviet-cartoon2
        (Courtesy of Paul)

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