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Brian W
Atlanta GA USA
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Fascinating video
2/3/2022 8:44:20 PM
EASTERN FRONT COLOR AMATEUR FILM 20th PANZER DIVISION RECONNAISSANCE 1941 [WWII DOCUMENTARY]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUAOOjto-aw
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DT509er
Santa Rosa CA USA
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Fascinating video
2/4/2022 2:39:24 PM
Fascinating indeed. There is so much in this video; Panzer 38(t)'s, Panzer IV short-barrel, Russian prisoners, the church spires, the interaction of German troops and Belarus/Russian civilians, the German graves, etc.

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Phil Andrade
London  UK
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Fascinating video
2/4/2022 3:11:52 PM
Effective and haunting : the evocation of enormous space, the primitive peasant culture, the rather diminutive tanks and the distant explosions and solitary aircraft. The German soldiers look tired and hot, but seem to be in good spirits and making the best of whatever comforts they can secure. Most troubling are the vignettes of those Russian prisoners : most of them destined to perish in German captivity. The German cemetery intrigues me : an old fashioned Teutonic cross placed atop, not a swastika. Some young women in white dresses are mingling with the German soldiers : are they German medical personnel , or civilians happy to engage in whatever activities circumstances dictate ?

Regards, Phil
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Brian W
Atlanta GA USA
Posts: 1161
Joined: 2004
Fascinating video
2/4/2022 8:52:21 PM
Yeah. The comments to the video on YouTube are very interesting too. They give a lot more info as to what we're seeing.
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Phil Andrade
London  UK
Posts: 5452
Joined: 2004
Fascinating video
2/5/2022 4:04:16 AM
Hubris and Nemesis.

Arrogant people enjoying their moments of triumph : they're going to get their comeuppance : that's the impact it makes on me, and then a closer look at the faces of those youngsters in field grey makes me aware that they, too, have humanity and many of them strive for decency in a fast enveloping nightmare. It's a disturbing feeling.

Regards, Phil
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"Egad, sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox!" "That will depend, my Lord, on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress." Earl of Sandwich and John Wilkes

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