A European Anabasis -- Western European Volunteers in the German Army and SS, 1940--1945
Kenneth W. Estes studies the 100,000 Western Europeans who fought against Russia as volunteers for Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS--their recruitment in six different countries; the mix of motivations for joining; their training and organization both within and outside Germany; and their actual experiences in battle.
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"Gripping battlefield prose . . . pulverizes the Nazi propaganda notion of a multinational European army defending Western civilization."