sábado, 11 de marzo de 2017

Foreign Legions of the Third Reich Vol. 3

Albania, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Hungary and Yugoslavia

Autor: LITTLEJOHN, David

This third volume of "Foreign Legions" deals with Central and Southern Europe. It also contains a substantial "Addendum" made possible by the large amount of additional material, specially relating to Belgium, which has become available since publication.

The author would like to express his gratitude to all those readers of the first two volumes of this series who, as invited, wrote in with further information and/or corrections. He would wish to extend this invitation on the present volume as well. Any supplementary facts or corrections would be very welcome. In this connection particularly appreciated would be further information on the youth movements mentioned (with view to possible future publication on this subject).

It may be observed that much of the material on the medals and decorations of Slovakia and Croatia has already appeared in the author's "Orders, Decorations, Medals and Badges of the Third Reich" Vol. 2 (Bender, 1973), but as this is now out of printi, it was considered appropriate to include this material here along with some additional facts. Quite a sizeable section has been devoted to the orders, decorations and medals of Hungary. This has been done because, as medal collectors will be aware, no comprehensive study of the awards of the Horthy period in Hungary has ever appeared in English. This is an attempt to remedy this sad deficiency.

The fourth, and final, volume in this series will deal with the "Ostvolk" - the multifarious array of eastern volunteers in the German forces, along with those from the Baltic states, Finland an Romania.