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Armenische Legion
Armenian Legion
Armeniche Legion Schild.svg
Patch of the legion
Active 4 July 1942 – 8 June 1944
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Branch  Nazi Germany Army
Size 11,600 – 33,000
Engagements World War II
Ceremonial chief Drastamat Kanayan
Bundesarchiv R 6 Bild-1451, Lager Schwarzsee, Armenische Freiwillige
Armenian soldiers.

The Armenian Legion, also known as the Armenian Battalion, was a military unit in the German Army during World War II. It primarily consisted of Soviet Armenians, who had been taken prisoner by the Nazis, and commanded by General Drastamat Kanayan.

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