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Did the organisation fight as one?
I see Danes participated in 5th SS Panzergrenadier Division Wiking and 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nordland. Was the Frikorps Danmark just a recruitment organisation where the troops were later divided on different units or did the korps actually fight as a separate unit? Inge 12:18, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
Frikorps Danmark serve as a battalion in two SS divisions, in the beginning it was hoped that they could use Danish as it's command language but it was unpractical.
- My understanding is that Danish volunteers were split up to these other units after Frikorps was disbanded in 1943. Peregrine981 16:56, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
- OK. I think that information along with more information on what action the unit saw should be added. Inge 07:47, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
I have a little Umpf for the author of this article, Frikorps Danmark was not form by the danish Nazi party, but as a non political Korps witch purposes it was to fight the Bolshevism it was only about 30-50% there were Nazis the others where at combenations og liberals, conservativs and socialdemocrats. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 21:26, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
- I have added an extra reference that contains the relevant information. Frikorps Danmark was formed by DNSAP when they asked the Danish artilleryofficer Christian Peter Kryssing to lead a corps of Danish volunteers on the Eastern front a few days after the beginning of Operation Barbarossa (Under Hagekors og Dannebrog, p. 126). It is however true that not all the participants in Frikorps Danmark was members of the Danish Nazi Party, but in the book it is estimated that ca. 75% was National Socialists by official membership or by beliefs only (p. 39). It should also be remarked that most of the recruiting for Frikorps Danmark was done by and through DNSAP (pp. 42ff).--Saddhiyama (talk) 22:17, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes they were they ware charged an convicted of landsforræderi (stat treason) mostly because the danes could not see the difference between soldiers figthing against Communism and members of other organizations like the Schalburgkorps and Sommerkorps that terrorist the Danish people at home in denmark, namely because the last commander K.B. Martinsen form the Schalburgkorps, which had nothing to do whit Christian Frederik von Schalburg he had been dead for more than a year at that time. they where sentenced to between 2 months and 8 years in jail, and was deemed unrelaybel as citizens, and lost all rights. The reason they could be convicted was also because the politicians made laws that worked backwards so things that was legal during the occupation now was nonlegal at the time. it is a very long discussion about that, because meny of the politisians that made the laws, was the same politicians that 3 year previous had sanktionen the forming of frikorps Denmark —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 21:19, 8 April 2009 (UTC)