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).
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. 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…