“One night as we were clearing the trenches, an enemy propaganda speaker spoke to us.
‘German soldier. Give yourself up! You are fighting for a lost cause.’
Well, we knew that. But surrender? After all the sacrifice?
‘German soldier. Surrender to the Red Army now. We will look after you well!’
From a long line of marching soldiers, one of us suddenly spoke out into the silent winter night.
‘Shut the f**k up, Ivan!’
Exactly what we were all thinking. For just a moment, this brought a smile to my face. And soft laughs and chuckles could be heard up and down the line of tired soldiers.”
– Hans Kahr, German Army. Eastern Front World War Two.
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