Spanish volunteers of the Blue Division celebrate their departure to Bavaria for training before heading to the Eastern Front. Although Spain officially remained neutral during the war, approximately 47,000 Spaniards would volunteer to fight for Germany. They were awarded both Spanish and German military awards, and were the only division to be awarded a medal of their own (the Spanish Volunteer Medal), commissioned by Adolf Hitler. Madrid, Spain, 1941.
In early 1941, Bletchley Park was a base for training dogs to be used for insurgency purposes should Nazi Germany invade Britain. Trained by the wives of Bletchley Park scientists, Airedales were taught to recognise targets.