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 Post subject: Free Indian Legion
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:34 am 
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Is anyone anywhere doing the Free Indian Legion impression? I would like to know more about this unit. Thanks for any help.
Adam


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 Post subject: Re: Free Indian Legion
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:27 am 
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There is a good book, released lately. "For Free India" by Martin Bamber, google it.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Indian Legion
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:02 pm 
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Thanks Otto,I will thanks for your help.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Indian Legion
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:58 am 
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Back in the late eighties the SBG had one Pakistani member who portrayed a nco of the Indien legion,I made up some recruiting leaflets to get some more members.We did get some enquiries from a few asian lads,but when it came down to it they did not join because their families did not want them to be thought of as 'nazi's'.
The book mentioned looks interesting as it shows a Sikh officer in his new uniform complete with a army officers dagger.
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 Post subject: Re: Free Indian Legion
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:44 pm 
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There was a guy selling a Stahlhelm with an Azad Hind decal on it at Chatham last November.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Indian Legion
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:03 pm 
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Anyone wishing to do this impression, it should be noted that there were Europeans within the unit.
A number of German NCO´s training Indian recruits and a British translator called Frank Becker.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Indian Legion
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:23 pm 
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got a superb picture here of free indians marching past subhas chandra bose and japan's tojo
in what apears to be some british kit.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Indian Legion
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:33 am 
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I have always wanted to do a impression of this unit.There was non-indian europeans in it aswell so you dont have to be indian to do it.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Indian Legion
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:05 am 
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I an enjoying this thread, keep it up!

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 Post subject: Re: Free Indian Legion
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:03 pm 
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I would still love to do this impression. the only thing stopping me money right now. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Free Indian Legion
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:28 pm 
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Here are some more photos. If you look closely you can see the free Indian arm patch on the man in the center. As you can see he's no Indian.


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