15.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der ϟϟ

Latvian SS Legion
The Latvian Legion was created in January 1943. The Legion consisted of two divisions of the Waffen-SS: 15.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS and 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS. The Latvian Legion fought its first battle in the Siege of Leningrad on March 18 1943. It continued fighting around Leningrad until the German forces retreated in January 1944. On January 27 1945 SS-Oberführer Adolf Ax  stated: They are first and foremost Latvians. They want a sustainable Latvian nation state. Forced to choose between Germany and Russia, they have chosen Germany, because they seek co-operation with western civilization. Image: SS soldiers of the Latvian Legion at attention. Credit: Pink. Fair use.

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