A Spanish newspaper has published an article lauding the “heroism” of volunteers who fought for Hitler against the Soviet Union. The piece highlights only the hardships they faced – and doesn’t bother to tell the whole story. The article was published by one of the country’s major newspapers – the ABC – early in February. It came just ahead of the anniversary of Spain’s main WWII battle. No, Spain did not partake in it – but its volunteers did. The Blue Division – named after blue shirts of Francisco Franco’s Falangist movement – was officially known as the 250th Infantry Division of Nazi Germany’s Wehrmacht. It was created in 1941 as a volunteer unit, to show Spain’s devotion to Hitler’s cause without openly drawing the country into the war.
This post originally appeared on SOTT.net