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Purple stamp of a soldier looking through binoculars.Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: A stamp from the Legion of French Volunteers Against Bolshevism (Légion des Volontaires Français contre le Bolchévisme). The Legion of French Volunteers Against Bolshevism was a collaborationist French militia founded July 8, 1941. It gathered various collaborationist parties, including Marcel Bucard's Mouvement Franciste, Marcel Déat's National Popular Rally, Jacques Doriot's French Populary Party, Eugène Deloncle's Social Revolutionary Movement, Pierre Clémenti's National Collectivist French Party and Pierre Constantini's French League. It had no formal link with the Vichy regime, even though it was recognized as an "association of public usefullness" by Pierre Laval's government in February 1943. Philippe Pétain, head of state of Vichy France, personally disapproved of Frenchmen wearing German uniforms and never went beyond individual and informal words of support to some specific officers. The Legion of French Volunteers Against Bolshevism volunteered to fight against the USSR on the Eastern FRont. It was officially known to the Germans as Infantry Regiment (Infanteriereregiment) 638.
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"Legion of French Volunteers Against Bolshevism Postage Stamp" (2016). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.28a.