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Introduction

 

During 1939-1945 more than 6.000 Danes served in the German army.

 

Though the majority of the danes volunteers were drafted into the Waffen SS, approximately 800 of the Danish volunteers served in the Wehrmacht and were present in all branches, Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine and in all formations of the German armned forces; Polzei, Zoll, Organistion Todt, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz,

 

 

Through out the war, the Danish volunteers served at all German frontlines; in Afrika, in Stalingrad, in the submarines in the Atlantic, in the skies over Britian, against partisans in Yugoslavia, at the beaches at Normandy and at the end in Berlin.

 

Of the 6.000 Danes fighting for Hitler, estimated 2.000 were killed or went went missing in action.