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21 Jun 1940

6 Feb 1945

  • The Georgian Legion of the German Army arrived on the island of Texel, Netherlands. ww2dbase [Texel, Noord-Holland | CPC]
6 Apr 1945

  • On the Island of Texel off the Dutch coast, the Georgian troops serving as volunteers with the German army mutinied. Some 246 German troops were killed in their sleep by the Georgians (most of whom had originally been captured on the Eastern Front) and battle broke out which eventually results in about 800 Germans, about 500 Georgian and 117 Texel civilian fatalities. The fighting ended only when the Canadians arrived on 20 May 1945, two weeks after the end of the European war. ww2dbase [Georgian Texel Uprising | Texel, Noord-Holland | AC]
25 Apr 1945

20 May 1945

19 Nov 1945

Photo(s) dated 19 Nov 1945
Georgian soldiers on Texel, the Netherlands, 19 Nov 1945

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