Free Corps Denmark

Danish Free Corps members make an oath in 1941

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Free Corps Denmark (Danish: Frikorps Danmark) was a Danish volunteer free corps created by the The National Socialist Workers’ Party of Denmark (DNSAP) in cooperation with Germany, to fight the Soviet Union during the Second World War. On June 29, 1941, days after the German invasion of the Soviet Union, the DNSAP’s newspaper Fædrelandet proclaimed the creation of the corps. Its formation was subsequently sanctioned by the democratically elected Danish government which authorized officers of the Danish Army to join the unit. The corps was disbanded in 1943. During the course of the war, approximately 6000 (about 8000 according to Oluf Krabbe 1903-1999) Danes joined the corps, including 77 officers of the Royal Danish Army.

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7 comments

  1. ᛋᛉᚺ|ᛟᚾ · May 12

    Since we’re on the theme of sharing history between Danish/German collaboration during WW2

    I still have no idea where the original documentary is from.

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    • vikinglifeblog · May 12

      Great video. It looks like Joachim Peiper in the middle at 1:14.
      Legion Flanders, Flemish volunteers 2:38
      Free Corps Denmark at Langenhorn barracks in Hamburg 3:23 making an oath in 1941
      Norwegian Legion 4:09

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  2. Rudolf · May 12

    Reblogged this on rudolfblog.

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