Hi Indy and crew! How where the Cossacks involved in the build up, and during, WW2? They always had a on and off relation with the Russians, so did they serve either side, or maintained neutrality

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Mostly off. Most cossacks were loyal to the white army during the civil war; and were heavy persecuted during the red terror. There were several units that served under the German banner during the war, against the soviets.