World Battlefronts: Non-Aryans and Women

Back from the Normandy beachhead poured 15,000 prisoners wearing the Reichswehr green. Most of them were Germans but a surprising proportion was not. With the Aryan supermen came a polyglot sprinkling of at least 12 nationalities. Some of the slave peoples, it seemed, could be persuaded to fight for the Herrenvolk.

Prisoners taken in France included

Poles, Czechs, Yugoslavs, Hungarians, Italians, Belgians, Croats and onetime soldiers of Russia—Turkomans, Cossacks, Tartars, Armenians and Georgians. A unit of Axis Russians under White Russian Lieut. General Andrei A. Vlas-sov was reported swaggering around Vichy France...

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