The story of two Soviet prisoners of war who were killed in the Murmansk foothills, 1941

It was the night of June 29, 1941 in the foothills of Murmansk, Soviet Union. Commander Oberleutnant Rode ordered some officer candidates “Gruppe Ostermann” to climb “Ridge Musta” to a height of 122m and scout the situation and then report back to him and his company back down below. Right after they disappeared past the […]

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German commandos captured in American uniform are prepared for execution, 1944

The soldiers in the picture were executed after a military trial found them on violation ¬†of the Hague convention concerning land warfare, article 23: “It’s especially forbidden […], to make improper use of a flag of truce, of the national flag or of the military insignia and uniform of the enemy”. Their mission was part […]

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