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Old 10-19-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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One of the biggest errors the germans made in 1941 was failing to see just how useful soviet pows could be for slave labor. By the time they realized this, the *** was already up.
The Germans failed to use Soviet POW's as slave laborers, and they did so only towards the end of the war, and this was one of their biggest mistakes!?!

The BIGGEST mistake was not treating the occupied areas of the Ukraine and Russian is a civilized manner, turning real hatred for the Communist regime into an asset instead of brutalizing the population by putting them to work as slave laborers and killing them at random!
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Old 11-14-2015, 08:07 PM
 
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If Russia POWs escaped and made it back home they would be shot by their own leader.
So it wasn't unheard of for Rus' soldiers to switch sides and join the Nazi army.
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