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Soldiers of the "Free Indians" Legion take the oath to the Fuehrer in 1942. The Legion was eventually assigned to the Waffen SS but saw little action other than marching about. German commanders found the "Free Indians" not fit for serious combat and thus the Legion lingered until the end of the war, when some of the Indian volunteers escaped into Switzerland and the rest taken POW by US and British troops. They were returned to India where a number of them faced charges of collaboration.

Nazis encourage Sikh Soldiers for freedom from Britain.Japanese handed over Sikh POWs to form a resistance against British Colonialism.The new Army was called Azad Hind Fauj(Indian National Army or INA)1944-45. Nejaji Subhash Chander Bose, a British India's Ex-Bureaucrat (an ICS officer) became the Supreme Commander(Netaji) with Gen.Mohan Singh, Chief of the resistance Army. It won battles in Burma, but later surrendered on hearing plane crash of Netaji while on way to Japan(1944). Azad Hind, Luftwaffe, India Independence, India Facts, Germany Ww2, History Of India, Indian Army, Freedom Fighters, Second World

Nazis encourage Sikh Soldiers for freedom from Britain.Japanese handed over Sikh POWs to form a resistance against British Colonialism.The new Army was called Azad Hind Fauj(Indian National Army or INA)1944-45. Nejaji Subhash Chander Bose, a British India's Ex-Bureaucrat (an ICS officer) became the Supreme Commander(Netaji) with Gen.Mohan Singh, Chief of the resistance Army. It won battles in Burma, but later surrendered on hearing plane crash of Netaji while on way to Japan(1944).

Soldiers from the Free Indian Legion - Germans recruited disaffected Indians from the British army - taking an oath? Soldiers from the Free Indian Legion - Germans recruited disaffected Indians from the British army - taking an oath? World History, World War Ii, Luftwaffe, Germany Ww2, Military Pictures, Prisoners Of War, Indian Army, My War, German Army

Soldiers from the Free Indian Legion - Germans recruited disaffected Indians from the British army - taking an oath?

Volunteer`s of Germany’s Indische Legion ( - attached to the Waffen SS ) are sworn in . World History, World War Ii, Germany Ww2, Potsdam Germany, German Uniforms, Ww2 Photos, Indian Army, German Army, Military History

Volunteers of Germany’s Indische Legion (attached to the Waffen-SS) are sworn in. Potsdam, 1942. Bundesarchiv

Legion Freies Indien or The Indian Legion Many are familiar with the infamous Waffen-SS and its many foreign volunteers and divisions, but few are aware of the German Army or Heer and the nearly one. Japan In September, Japan Today, History Of India, Ww2 History, Germany Ww2, Prisoners Of War, Indian Army, German Army, Military History

1942, Subhas Chandra Bose passe en revue ses volontaires de la "Indische Legion", officiellement appelée "Legion Freies Indien" ou "Infanterie-Regiment 950 (indisches), I.R. 950"

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The Legion Freies Indien (Free Indian Legion) / Infanterieregiment 950 (Ind.) a regiment of the German Army formed from Indian volunteers in 1942 Indian Flag, Indian Army, Military Divisions, North African Campaign, French Foreign Legion, Prisoners Of War, Army Soldier, German Army, History Photos

The Legion Freies Indien (Free Indian Legion) / Infanterieregiment 950 (Ind.) a regiment of the German Army formed from Indian volunteers in 1942. Initial recruits came from small number of Indian students resident in Germany during the WWII & a volunteers from the large numbers of Indian POWs captured by the Axis forces during the North African Campaign. They were finally captured by American & French troops, & eventually shipped back to India to an uncertain fate at the hands of the…

Volunteer`s of Germany’s Indische Legion ( - attached to the Waffen SS ) are sworn in . World History, World War Ii, Germany Ww2, Potsdam Germany, German Uniforms, Ww2 Photos, Indian Army, German Army, Military History

Volunteers of Germany’s Indische Legion (attached to the Waffen-SS) are sworn in. Potsdam, 1942. Bundesarchiv

Hindus of Hitler's Germany. The Sikhs were warriors but they were also Aryan.thus they became honorary Aryans and part of the Waffen SS Military Dogs, The Third Reich, Indian Army, World War One, German Army, History Photos, Azad Hind, Armed Forces, Model Pictures

Europe | Hitler's secret Indian army

The BBC's Mike Thomson sees documents revealing how Germany's secret recruits planned to rock the Raj.

Hindus of Hitler's Germany. The Sikhs were warriors but they were also Aryan.thus they became honorary Aryans and part of the Waffen SS Military Dogs, The Third Reich, Indian Army, World War One, German Army, History Photos, Azad Hind, Armed Forces, Model Pictures

Europe | Hitler's secret Indian army

The BBC's Mike Thomson sees documents revealing how Germany's secret recruits planned to rock the Raj.

Indian soldiers of the Indian Infantry Division search for Japanese holdouts during the Burma Campaign. After a victory at Shwedaung, the Japanese began firing on Prome on the night of 30 March. Burma Campaign, History Of Photography, Army Soldier, British Army, British Indian, Indian Army, American Revolution, Military History, Ww2 History

Indian troops of the 20th Division search for Japanese at the badly damaged station in Prome, 3 May 1945. SE 4081

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