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    I have been told that the russians handed out these jackets to German POWs, what do you guys think?
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    Hi Glenn, that is correct. But these were also worn by Soviet civillians at the time.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Glenn, that is correct. But these were also worn by Soviet civillians at the time.

    Cheers, Ade.
    That doesn't seem like a very well-thought out plan.

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    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    That doesn't seem like a very well-thought out plan.
    Agreed. Did any Germans ever made a successful escape from Soviet custody? I would imagine it could be somewhat troublesome to be German among the civilian population, at that time.

    Today Germans are very much liked in Russia.

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    Soviet industry was very hard pressed during and after the war. They could not afford the luxury and making garments just for the German POW's. Britain and the US also only gave POW's dyed Batledress or US uniforms with P/W stencilled onto the back or sleeves. No special prison uniforms were made. Also bear in mind many of these were not actually given to German POW's until their own uniforms fell apart from use, which may have been post war.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    the russians gave the german POWs clothing ? learn something new everyday ....

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    That is indeed an interesting piece.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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