WINTER SPORT

History of War - - THIRD REICH IN PHOTOS -

Ger­man soldiers, bun­dled in their sum­mer uni­forms, put on a good show for the cam­era. the rus­sian winter, with its -40 de­grees cel­sius tem­per­a­tures and 1.83-me­tre (six-feet) snow drifts, would freeze mo­tor oil solid in ve­hi­cles and lu­bri­cants in gun bar­rels. ‘Gen­eral Winter’ would also bury thou­sands in a white shroud, with over 30 per cent of Ger­man deaths on the eastern front caused by the freez­ing weather.

“‘GEN­ERAL WINTER’ WOULD ALSO BURY THOU­SANDS IN A WHITE SHROUD, 30 PER CENT OF GER­MAN DEATHS ON THE EASTERN FRONT CAUSED BY THE FREEZ­ING WEATHER”

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