Nazi Germany used to have a lot of foreign mercenaries from so many countries. Most of them fought in different war fronts. Most of them are from ex-Soviet countries and the middle east (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Syria, ETC ), Here are some Examples of them:

  1. Free Arabian Legion, German: (Legion Freies Arabien)

Free Arabian Legion is an ARAB Wehrmacht Legion Mercenaries (Iraq-Syria-Algeria etc.) which fought in the Middle East (Iraq, Tunisia, Yugoslavia, Caucas) Front against Britain and it's allies ( Transjordan, British RAJ, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Iraqi Royal Kingdom Forces, Assyrian Levies, Palestine), The AXIS (Germany-Italy) Support Free Arabian Legion By Air Support and few Commanders such as Werner Junck. The Allies won because of supplies, Soldiers, and more air support.

British soldiers looking at Baghdad, 11 June 1941

2. Russian Liberation Army

Russian Soldiers In Wehrmacht With Typical German Suit-Equipment ( General Vlasov and soldiers of the ROA )

Russian Liberation Army : Who Fought in Eastern Front And Western Front Against SOVIET UNION and the Allies

Type : Air Force - Infantry
Size: Corps, 50,000 (April 1945)

3.Blue Division (Spanish: Wehrmacht)

The Blue Division (officially designated as División Española de Voluntarios by the Spanish Army and as 250 Infantry-Division in the German Army) was a unit of Spanish volunteers and conscripts who served (1941-1944) in the German Army on the Eastern Front during the Second World War.

Active: 24 June 1941 – 21 March 1944

Size: 47,000 troops

Type: Infantry

Engagements: World War II

4. Legion of French Mercenaries Against Bolshevism

Vichy France / Anti-British Nazi Propaganda poster published in 1942. Translation: Be reassured, the amputations are proceeding methodically.
LVF soldiers pictured in contemporary propaganda posing with the French flag in November 1941

The Legion of French Volunteers Against Bolshevism (French: Légion des Volontaires français contre le bolchévisme, or LVF) was a collaborationist militia formed from mercenaries in Vichy France intended to participate in the German invasion of the Soviet Union as part of the German Army (Wehrmacht) alongside similar formations from other parts of German-occupied Europe. It was officially designated the 638th Infantry Regiment (Infanterieregiment 638).

Created in July 1941, the LVF was not supported by the Vichy administration but originated as part of a coalition of far-right political factions including Marcel Déat's National Popular Rally, Jacques Doriot's French Popular Party, Eugène Deloncle's Social Revolutionary Movement and Pierre Costantini's French League which explicitly supported Nazi policy. By contrast, Vichy's conservative and authoritarian leadership considered itself a neutral country and were more ambiguous about an alliance with Germany. However, the LVF was tolerated by Vichy and received some endorsement from its leading figures.

4. Lithuanian-Estonian-Latvian (BALTIC) Wehrmacht Mercenaries

German Propaganda Poster About Baltic ( Lithuania,Latvia,Estonia ) & Finland Against USSR
Nazi propaganda in Lithuania with text in Lithuanian: "The German soldier is fighting for you, work for him".

After the major defeat at Stalingrad in early 1943, Nazi Germany expanded its recruitment efforts to non-Germans. The efforts to form a Lithuanian Waffen-SS legion failed, and the Lithuanian Territorial Defense Force was disbanded. German officials then shifted their strategy in an attempt to form auxiliary units.

Latvian Legion (Waffen-SS) marching next to Dome Cathedral in Riga on Latvian Independence Day, 1943

The Latvian Legion was a formation of the German Waffen-SS during World War II. Created in 1943, it consisted primarily of ethnic Latvian personnel, The legion consisted of two divisions of the Waffen-SS.

Registration point for the mercenaries of the Estonian Legion", September 1942

The Estonian Legion, was a military unit within the Combat Support Forces of the Waffen SS during World War II, mainly consisting of Estonian soldiers.

5. Indian Wehrmacht Legion

Flag of the Legion

The Indian Legion, officially the Free India Legion was made up of Indian prisoners of war and expatriates in Europe. Because of its origins in the Indian independence movement, it was also known as the "Tiger Legion," and the "Azad Hind Fauj."

Initially raised as part of the German Army, it was officially assigned to the Waffen-SS from August 1944. Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose initiated the legion's formation.

6. Armenische Legion

Patch of the legion

The 812th Armenian Battalion, also known as the Armenian Legion, was a military unit in the German Army during World War II. It primarily consisted of Soviet Armenians, who had been taken prisoner by the Nazis and commanded by General Drastamat Kanayan.

Active: 4 July 1942 – 8 June 1944

Size: 11,600 – 33,000

Engagements :

7. Georgische Legion (1941–45)

Insignia of the Georgian Legion, featuring the flag of the First Georgian Republic

The Georgian Legion was a military formation of Nazi Germany during World War II, composed of ethnic Georgians. It was formed by Georgian Emigres and prisoners of war, and its declared aim was the eventual restoration of Georgia's independence from the Soviet Union under the Nazi Party's doctrine and supervision.

Size: 30,000

Engagements: World War II

8. Aserbaidschanische Legion

Late 1943 pattern of the patch worn by the Azerbaijani Legion

The Aserbaidschanische Legion or Azerbaijani Legion was one of the foreign units of the Wehrmacht. It was formed in December 1941 as the Kaukasische-Mohammedanische Legion (Muslim Caucasus Legion) and was re-designated 1942 into two separate Legions.

Many Azerbaijanis joined here in hopes of liberating their homeland (which they often used to mean 'class') from Soviet rule. One Azerbaijani soldier who was captured said to the Germans he was anti-Bolshevik and only wanted an opportunity to free his homeland.

Members of the North Caucasian Legion in France during 1943.

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