In the Heroes of Soviet Union thread I mentioned Otakar Jaroš who was the first foreigner to become a Hero Of The Soviet Union. The ATB article mentions the Czechoslovak troops were equipped by the British. I've seen some pictures of them in battledress and 'battle bowlers'. To the casual observer they look like British Tommies. I know by the 144 -45 battles the Czechoslovaks were wearing Soviet style uniforms but in the early days at the front were they still wearing British uniforms & steel helmets? If so I wonder if the Germans & their allies thought they were fighting British troops. As an aside, if I remember rightly in Alanbrooke's diaries, Churchill was thinking of sending a couple of British divisions to fight in Russia.