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17th Jul '16 4:44:14 PM eroock
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->''For Our Freedom and Yours''
-->--'''19th-Century Motto of Polish volunteers in service to nationalist causes'''


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->''For ->''"For Our Freedom and Yours''
-->--'''19th-Century
Yours."''
-->-- 19th-Century
Motto of Polish volunteers in service to nationalist causes'''

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8th Jul '16 1:54:48 PM Willbyr
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* Happens fairly often during ''TheFiveStarStories'', most notably during the Colus/Hagooda conflict of J.C. 2989 in Books II & III, which saw both sides recieving large amounts of support from foreign soldiers. While Hagooda initiall has the upper hand due to being secretly backed up by the governments of two major powers who have a beef with Colus, after the king is mortally wounded and his [[ArtificialHuman Fatima]] partner is killed by one of the "Mercenary" batallions serving Hagooda, Colus sees a massive influx of volunteers from allied nations coming in to join the fight. What makes this interesting is that some of said volunteers are actually members of foreign royalty or high officials, namely Emperor Amaterasu of Delta Belune and President Mission Routh of the Trun Union, who are participating due to a debt of honor they owe the king for his assistance during the events of Book I, but decline to directly involve their nations' military forces in the war, bringing only select members of their Imperial or Presidential Guards.

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* Happens fairly often during ''TheFiveStarStories'', ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'', most notably during the Colus/Hagooda conflict of J.C. 2989 in Books II & III, which saw both sides recieving large amounts of support from foreign soldiers. While Hagooda initiall has the upper hand due to being secretly backed up by the governments of two major powers who have a beef with Colus, after the king is mortally wounded and his [[ArtificialHuman Fatima]] partner is killed by one of the "Mercenary" batallions serving Hagooda, Colus sees a massive influx of volunteers from allied nations coming in to join the fight. What makes this interesting is that some of said volunteers are actually members of foreign royalty or high officials, namely Emperor Amaterasu of Delta Belune and President Mission Routh of the Trun Union, who are participating due to a debt of honor they owe the king for his assistance during the events of Book I, but decline to directly involve their nations' military forces in the war, bringing only select members of their Imperial or Presidential Guards.
17th Jun '16 2:03:37 AM Doug86
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* The Indian National Army, composed of tens of thousands of volunteers that signed on to fight the British for liberation of their homeland alongside the Japanese during WorldWarII.

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* The Indian National Army, composed of tens of thousands of volunteers that signed on to fight the British for liberation of their homeland alongside the Japanese during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
14th Jun '16 6:28:49 PM SmoCro
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* Nazi Germany had quite a few of its former officers doing this after its official end. German officers, often from the Waffen SS, were sighted in Arabian and South American countries all the way from 1945 well into the 70s as 'advisors' against both Jews and communists.
7th Jun '16 5:50:30 PM Doug86
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* ''Film/{{Flyboys}}'' about the Lafyette Escadrille in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.

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* ''Film/{{Flyboys}}'' about the Lafyette Escadrille in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.



* The TropeNamer is the American volunteer squadrons in the [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Air Force]] during the early (i.e. American neutrality) period of UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.

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* The TropeNamer is the American volunteer squadrons in the [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Air Force]] during the early (i.e. American neutrality) period of UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.



* Another good example are the American Volunteer Group (AKA the "Flying Tigers") who flew P-40 Warhawks for [[UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar The Guomindang against the Japanese]]. Contrary to legend the AVG were (technically) mercenaries[[note]]They were U.S. trained and supplied with U.S. aircraft, but the U.S. didn't want to get into a war with Japan.[[/note]] (and well paid ones at that) and didn't actually fly their first mission until four days ''after'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo Japan's Declaration of War upon Britain, The Netherlands, and the USA]]. Regardless, they did more than their bit ripping up the skies against the Japanese, which earned their famous nickname when a Chinese newspaper marveled at how those Yank pilots "fight like tigers." They were eventually incorporated into the USAAF.

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* Another good example are the American Volunteer Group (AKA the "Flying Tigers") who flew P-40 Warhawks for [[UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar The Guomindang against the Japanese]]. Contrary to legend the AVG were (technically) mercenaries[[note]]They were U.S. trained and supplied with U.S. aircraft, but the U.S. didn't want to get into a war with Japan.[[/note]] (and well paid ones at that) and didn't actually fly their first mission until four days ''after'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japan's Declaration of War upon Britain, The Netherlands, and the USA]]. Regardless, they did more than their bit ripping up the skies against the Japanese, which earned their famous nickname when a Chinese newspaper marveled at how those Yank pilots "fight like tigers." They were eventually incorporated into the USAAF.



* The Indian National Army, composed of tens of thousands of volunteers that signed on to fight the British for liberation of their homeland alongside the Japanese during WorldWar2.

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* The Indian National Army, composed of tens of thousands of volunteers that signed on to fight the British for liberation of their homeland alongside the Japanese during WorldWar2.WorldWarII.
10th Apr '16 1:42:50 PM moloch
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* One of Creator/GarthEnnis's ''War Stories'' is about these, when an Irish Greenshirt, a Condor Legion pilot, an English socialist and a Spanish Republican end up spending the night together in a shell-hole.
23rd Mar '16 2:55:43 PM dclark
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* Similar to the Korean War example above, there are a fair number of Russians fighting in the current Ukrainian Civil War on the side of the separatists. And like the Chinese volunteers, they tend to cross the border surprisingly well equipped.
20th Mar '16 5:52:48 PM GentlemensDame883
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' games, this is represented by your gifting units to City-states that are at war with another major power. Militaristic City-states can also gift you units.
14th Dec '15 3:08:55 PM Eliphas8
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** Subverted for the most part on the Red side of the war, where experienced troops were in extremely short supply, so veteran international fighters often ended up taking up roles training and instilling discipline in far greener troops across the entire front rather than fighting in their own organizations. There were some exceptions to this though, like the Red Latvian Riflemen, one of the few veteran units from the First World War who volunteered to keep fighting for the Soviets rather than follow through with demobilization after the war. Notable in particular because they ended up siding against their homeland in the Civil War. Depending on who you ask they are either LesCollaborateurs or this.


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** On the Soviet side,
10th Dec '15 8:18:02 PM JackTheHammer
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* Continued from the above, the Islamic State terror group, which grew exponentially due to the above war, also has [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/08/foreign-fighters-iraq-syria_n_6116440.html thousands of foreign fighters in its ranks]], many of which are disillusioned Muslims and new Islamic converts from Western countries. On the flip side, the Kurdish militias opposing them also have volunteer foreign fighters helping them, such as [[http://www.businessinsider.com/jordan-matson-recruiting-veterans-2014-10 a former U.S. Army soldier]], [[https://news.vice.com/article/a-divorced-father-of-two-from-ohio-is-fighting-the-islamic-state-in-syria an American Desert Storm veteran,]] [[http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/10/22/Their-Quest-Legalized-Dutch-and-German-Biker-Gangs-Arrive-to-Fight-ISIS-in-Kobani ex-military Dutch and German biker gang members]], [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/fighting-isis-canadian-israeli-woman-joins-kurds-in-syria-1.2830122 a female Israeli soldier]], and [[http://www.smh.com.au/world/kurdish-fighters-hold-funeral-for-australian-ashley-johnston-killed-fighting-islamic-state-20150314-143zhr.html an Australian army reservist]].

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* Continued from the above, the Islamic State terror group, which grew exponentially due to the above war, also has [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/08/foreign-fighters-iraq-syria_n_6116440.html thousands of foreign fighters in its ranks]], many of which are disillusioned Muslims and new Islamic converts from Western countries. On the flip side, the Kurdish militias opposing them also have volunteer foreign fighters helping them, such as [[http://www.businessinsider.com/jordan-matson-recruiting-veterans-2014-10 a former U.S. Army soldier]], [[https://news.vice.com/article/a-divorced-father-of-two-from-ohio-is-fighting-the-islamic-state-in-syria an American Desert Storm veteran,]] [[http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/10/22/Their-Quest-Legalized-Dutch-and-German-Biker-Gangs-Arrive-to-Fight-ISIS-in-Kobani ex-military Dutch and German biker gang members]], [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/fighting-isis-canadian-israeli-woman-joins-kurds-in-syria-1.2830122 a female Israeli soldier]], and [[http://www.smh.com.au/world/kurdish-fighters-hold-funeral-for-australian-ashley-johnston-killed-fighting-islamic-state-20150314-143zhr.html an Australian army reservist]]. Probably the most surprising is [[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35036879 a Chinese volunteer]], considering how strongly China is trying to avoid getting mired in this conflict.
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