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Prisoners Of War

  • Posted on September 24, 2015 at 2:33 am

The history of warfare – is not only a history of battles, diplomacy, victories, defeats, orders, command and deeds, it is also a story of war. The fate of Soviet prisoners of war during the Second World War is one of the most tragic pages of our past. Soviet prisoners of war taken prisoner in their own land, protecting the land and prisoners of war Hitler coalition turned out to be a prisoner in a strange land in which they came as invaders. In captivity You can 'prove' (having been wounded, falling into unconsciousness, with no weapons and ammunition for the resistance) or 'surrender' – to raise their hands, when you can and have something to fight. Why then swore allegiance to the homeland armed man ceases to resist? Maybe that is the nature of man? After all, he obeys the instinct of self-preservation, based on fear. 'Of course, initially in the war was terrible. And very much so. What is it a young guy to constantly see how the shells exploding, bombs, mines, comrades die, they injure by fragments and bullets.

But then I noticed, no longer fear, but something else forced to bite into the ground, seek cover, hide. I would call this sense of self-preservation. Because fear paralyzes the will, and sense of self makes us look for ways out of seemingly hopeless situations "- as he recalled the feeling veteran of World War II – Ivan P. Vertelko. In life, fear is partial, the fear of some phenomenon.