The Russians were withdrawing. Soldiers surrendered in large numbers. This was in late 1941.
Germans were ruthless. Partisans were immediately executed. In the image, moments before the hanging of Russian partisan fighters.
Here a woman is about to be hanged
A picture which perhaps explains why Nazi Germany lost to Soviet Russia. A Russian soldier comforts his mother. It was fighting for Mother Russia.
The Russians are very proud and patriotic. The attack on Russia by the Germans was like an assault on Mother Russia. Russians would fight come what may. And they did fight!
Russian women joined the war too.
THE END IN 1945: While German women stayed home. perhaps that was the difference. Here German women stumble past the Brandenburg Gate in 1945. Germany had lost. It's most virile and young men killed. Only women and old men remained. The women were 'fodder' to the hungry Russians.