Waffen-SS British Free Corps
He joined the Waffen-SS British Free Corps in January 1944. He was one of the original six volunteers. Eventually he left the unit to work with the war correspondent unit SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers.
After the war he was charged with treason by the New Zealand military authorities. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison on the charge of 'voluntarily aiding the enemy'.)
Germans who served with the British Free Corps
Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
The Waffen-SS British Free Corps were allocated to the 3rd Company, under the command of a Swedish Obersturmführer named Hans-Gösta Pehrson. The British Free Corps was led by the South African – SS-Scharführer Douglas Mardon. They were attached to a Waffen-SS company on the Eastern Front which was situated in the small village of Schoenburg near the west bank of the Oder River.
On March 22, 1945, as the British Waffen-SS and their new comrades were digging in, they were suddenly partially overrun by an advance element of the Soviet Army! They had ran into the Waffen-SS position by accident. Both groups were taken by surprise, but the Waffen-SS with the British Free Corps volunteers quickly gained the upper hand and launched a violent counterattack, effectively driving off the Soviet force.
Almost a month later, on April 16, 1945 the British Waffen-SS were moved to Templin, where they were to join the transport company of Waffen-SS Obergruppenführer Felix Steiner’s HQ staff.
On April 29 Steiner ordered his men to head west into Allied captivity. The war was over. With the help of the American and the British communism had triumphed. Over the next decades millions of innocent men, women and children would be tortured, brutalized and murdered.)
SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers
SS Medical Department
Azad Hind (Free Indian Legion)
Propaganda Department München