The European Volunteer Movement in World War II

"Neues Europa"

by Richard Landwehr

Source:http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v02/v02p-59_Landwehr.html

 Poster - Waffen SS

They called themselves the „assault generation“ and they had largely been born in the years during and after World War I. Coming from every nation of Europe, they had risen up against the twin hydra of communism and big capitalism and banded together under one flag for a common cause. Fully a million of them joined the German Army in World War II, nearly half of them with the Waffen-SS. And it was in the Waffen-SS, the elite fighting force of Germany, where the idea of a united, anti-communist Europe became fully developed.

It was also in the Waffen-SS where a new society emerged from among the „front fighters“ of thirty different nations. It was a society that had been forged in the sacrifice, sweat and blood of the battlefield and that propagated the concept of „one new race,“ the European…

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