‘La Grande Armeé in Field Gray’: The Legion of French Volunteers Against Bolshevism, 1941

  title={‘La Grande Arme{\'e} in Field Gray’: The Legion of French Volunteers Against Bolshevism, 1941},
  author={Oleg Beyda},
  journal={The Journal of Slavic Military Studies},
  pages={500 - 518}
  • Oleg Beyda
  • Published 2 July 2016
  • History
  • The Journal of Slavic Military Studies
ABSTRACT This article has been compiled on the basis of documents from French, German, and Soviet archives and reconstructs the history of the Legion of French Volunteers Against Bolshevism (LVF) in 1941. Often neglected or scarcely mentioned, the 638th Infantry Regiment was the only formation of the Wehrmacht that took part in the advance on Moscow. Undertrained, poorly equipped, and torn by inside political rivalries, the regiment still marched to the front and fought the Red Army in December… 


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