Dr Oleg Beyda has completed his PhD in History at the University of New South Wales, Canberra. He has worked at the University of Western Australia and the University of Melbourne where he has been employed as a senior tutor. His recent publications include two chapters on French and Soviet collaboration with the German side in David Stahel (ed.), Joining Hitler’s Crusade: European Nations and the Invasion of the Soviet Union, 1941, and the annotated memoirs of an émigré who served in the Spanish ‘Blue Division’, Un ruso blanco en la División Azul. Memorias de Vladimir I. Kovalevski (1941).