The day that Deutschland died: Retracing the fate of captured Axis soldiers at the end of WW2

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-day-that-deutschland-died-retracing-the-fate-of-captured-axis-soldiers-at-the-end-of-ww2-10216869.html

This is well worth a read for anyone interested in World War Two. I had previoisly assumed German POWs were immediately returned home after the war, as opposed to providing a source of labor for post-war Britain.

I found it particularly interesting when it discussed the agricultural work the soldiers did and the social bonds created with the farmers which is incredible considering this occurred as a consequence of the most bloody battle of the twentieth century; I would have assumed that there was an inherent animosity between these two national groups, that couldn’t’ be reconciled straight away but apparently not!

Take a look!

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