I"m no expert on WWII vehicles, uniforms or heavy weapons but based on photos from that era I didn't see anything that looked wrong. Looking at the numbers killed on the Eastern front it had to be a meat grinder and I'd bet that after Stalingrad there weren't that many prisoners taken on eithe rside compared to the western front but I'd say neither one was a good place to be. I had two uncles that fought in Europe. One was killed in Holland and the other survived the Battle Of The Bulge. I remember hearing him tell my father he couldn't believe it was possible for him to be more afraid, "and I mean terrified", during the initial stages of the battle when they were being over run or colder once they got stabilized.
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