Spanish Involvement in World War II

Most people don’t realise that although officially neutral Spain had an active part in WW2 in the form of the Blue Division, otherwise known as the Spanish Volunteer Division, Division Azul, or by its official German title of the 250th Infantry Division of the Wehrmacht. Individual Spaniards were also involved on both sides during WWII, often in quite large numbers. In a few cases these individuals were collected into units.

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German Service

Soviet Service

French Service

British Service

  • 50 Middle East Commando; 1941
  • D battalion of Layforce; Crete 1942
  • 1 Special Service Regiment
  • 2nd Special Air Service (SAS)
  • Long Range Desert Group

American Service

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