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WW 166 toy soldier volunteers division Volkhov nco

WW 166

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Painted 1/30th scale figure.
It belongs to the Winds of war serie
Reference WW 166 Spanish volunteers division Volkhov 1942 NCO
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In 1941, when Hitler declared war on Russia, the Spanish government allowed the recruitment of a volunteer unit to fight against communism.

In this way, despite sending troops, it remained apparently neutral, as these soldiers did not fight as members of the Spanish army, but as a German unit of volunteers recruited in Spain.

The recruits were sent to the Grafenwoehr training camp.

There, they received an accelerated training and were equipped with uniform and German armament.

Like other foreign volunteer units, in the right arm, near the shoulder, they wore a small shield with the national colors.

That same shield, replaced those of the German flag in the badge on the right side of the helmet.

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