Category Archives: Foreign Forces

Hungarian Axis Forces in WWII

The story of Hungary in WWII as an Axis partner, like all stories, has its roots in the History preceding it. Hungary found itself demoralized and destroye…

WW2 Italian 1st Army

Lineage Panzergruppe Afrika Panzer-Armee Afrika/Deutsch-Italienischen Panzer-Armee 1.italienische Armee Formed on February 23rd, 1943 from the Panzer-Armee Afrika/Deutsch-ItalienischenPanzer-Armee. Capitulated in Tunisia on May 12th, 1943, along with the rest of the Axis forcesin North Africa.

Indische Freiwilligen Legion der Waffen-SS

Lineage Legion Freies Indien/Infanterie-Regiment 950 (indische) Indische Freiwilligen Legion der Waffen-SS History The Indische Freiwilligen Legion der Waffen-SS was formed on August 8th, 1944when the Legion Freies Indien/Infanterie-Regiment 950 (indische) wastranfered to the control of the Waffen-SS from the Heer. The Legion Freies Indien had been deployed in France on coastal defenseduties in the area […]

Slovakian Axis Forces in WWII

Czechoslovakia was originally formed in 1918 after the end of the First World War. The majority of the people of the new Nation of Czechoslovakia were of e…

Romanian Knights Cross Holders of WWII

During WWII 16 or 17 members of the Royal Romanian Armed Forces (16 appear inGerman sources, while a 17th is cited in a Romanian one, hence the discrepency),were awarded the coveted German Knight’s Cross award, more than any othernon-German Axis power. 1. Maresal (Army Marshal) Ion Antonescu: 6th August 1941 As Commander in Chief of […]

The Italian Army Divisons 1939 – 1943

ALR = Alpini RegimentALAR = Alpini Artillery RegimentAR = Artillery RegimentARM = Armoured RegimentBR = Bersaglieri RegimentCCNN = “Blackshirts” LegionCDR = Costal Defence RegimentCDAR = Costal Defence Artillery “Raggruppamento” (roughly a Brigade)CR = Cavalry RegimentGR = Grenadier RegimentIR = Infantry RegimentPR = Parachutist RegimentPAR = Parachutist Artillery Regiment INFANTRY DIVISIONS: 1st SUPERGA: 91st and 92nd […]