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Volunteers of the ss latvian legion. the legion was created in 1943, the 15th and 19th waffen grenadier divisions were part of the latvian legion.
every 16 march, many latvians honour war veterans on legionnaires day. the date marks the key 1944 battle in which both divisions of the latvian legion fought alongside for the only time in the war against the red army. while russians accuse the latvians of supporting nazism, latvian nationalists insist they were trying to defend their homeland against soviet occupation and the legion was not itself responsible for any war crimes.