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Waffen-Grenadier-Brigade der SS Charlemagne (französische Nr.1)


Lineage

  • Französische SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Regiment
  • Französische SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade and verst.Franz.Gren.Inf.Reg.638 (LVF)
  • Waffen-Grenadier-Brigade der SS Charlemagne (französische Nr.1)

Campaigns

  • none - formation was transitional

History

The Waffen-Grenadier-Brigade der SS Charlemagne (französische Nr.1) was formed from the Französisch SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade and the verst.Franz.Gren.Inf.Reg.638 (LVF) in September of 1944. Almost as soon as the formation was formed, various elements of French collaborationist organizations and ex-LVF and Brigade members were organizied into the future 33.SS-Division. The autumn and winter of 1944-45 was spent in this organization and formation, until the February 1945, when the Waffen-Grenadier-Brigade der SS Charlemange was officaly formed into the 33.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS Charlemagne (französische Nr.1).

Organization

Basic Organization
Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS 57
Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS 58
57.SS-Panzerjäger-Abteilung
57.SS-Artillerie-Abteilung
57th Brigade Support Units

Commanders

Waffen Oberführer der SS Edgar Puaud