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A Spanish Company in the Battle for France and Germany (1944-45) Raymond Dronne

A Spanish Company in the Battle for France and Germany (1944-45)

Raymond Dronne

Published November 15th 2014
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22 pages
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Captain Raymond Dronnes memoir of the regular army unit he commanded from the summer of 1943 to the spring of 1945, No. 9 Company of the Chad March Regiment, also known as La Nueve, a company made up almost entirely of Spanish veterans of theMoreCaptain Raymond Dronnes memoir of the regular army unit he commanded from the summer of 1943 to the spring of 1945, No. 9 Company of the Chad March Regiment, also known as La Nueve, a company made up almost entirely of Spanish veterans of the civil war and social revolution of 1936-1939 — anarchists, socialists, republicans. It was Dronnes column that was ordered by General Leclerc to liberate Paris, which it did — flying the Spanish Republican flag from their Sherman tanks and half- tracks — on 24 August 1944. Of the 146 men of La Nueve who landed in Normandy, only 16 survived to be the first to enter Hitler’s Berchtesgaden Eagle’s Nest.