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Soviet soldiers lowering German flags during the Victory Day Parade, Moscow, Russia, 24 Jun 1945

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
9 Apr 2015 07:26:37 PM


Photo of Captured German Standards taken from a much shown documentary during Victory Day Parade
but have you ever wondered what those standards
mean. Let's see if we can identify them.


Standards were thrown down by troops, as they marched passed at the foot of Lenin's Mausoleum.

First Standard thrown was personal standard of "Adolf Hitler".
Banners of SS-Leibstandarte "Adolf Hitler"
Infantry Standard
Panzer or Artillery Standards
Cavalry Standards
Luftwaffe Standards
Waffen-SS Banner The rest are hard to identify


It has been estimated that the Great Patriotic War
cost the lives of over 27,000,000 Soviet Military
and Civilian Deaths, not counting the millions that would later die over the decades from wounds injuries, sickness, disease and accidents.

World War II cost the lives of over 100,000,000
people world-wide. Added millions world-wide would suffer from the effects of WWII for decades to come.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
22 May 2015 06:25:57 PM


Did you know about 500 different types of Nazi flags and standards were captured, along with captured flags dating back to WWI taken from museum's in Germany.
During the Victory Parade all of them were later thrown at the foot of Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow. Today those same flags are on display at the Red Army Museum located in Moscow, Russia.


The Red Army dismantled just about everything they could find in defeated Nazi Germany.
Complete factories, machine tools, heavy and light equipment, trains and rolling stock, support
equipment, automobiles, trucks, buses, trolley cars, horse drawn wagons, furniture, art and priceless antiquities, jewelry, clothes, pluming fixtures, bathtubs, sinks, toilets, mirrors, rain gutters even down to the bricks of buildings and homes even candles!
Say people, I'm not making this stuff up. Read about it yourself.

The Soviets also captured the weapons scientists technical personnel, engineers, designers they even got their hands on V-1 and V-2 rockets, jet and rocket aircraft and anyone they thought knew anything of value went off to the USSR.


German civilians and POWs worked to rebuild the USSR thousands died and few returned home to post war Germany. The Allies did the same with its POWs, France used them to rebuild and harvesting.
Britain was still on rationing food to its civilian population into the 1950s and was just about bankrupt. and later lost its overseas empire.

World War II destroyed much of Western Europe and the USSR, millions died and would continue to die as a result of wounds and injuries received.
As of 2015 it has taken Western Europe 70 years to rebuild. The legacy of WWII will be with mankind for centuries...


The US, UK and France had their hands into the pot and took or rather stole intellectual property,
patents, prototype designs, technical data, research papers, industrial equipment, machine tools and other material, gold ships tugboats and anything of technical value.
Like the USSR the Allies caught those German scientists, engineers, designers and technical personnel, blueprints along with those wonder weapons to continue their weapons research programs.

Once again I thank the editor/ww2db for his generous support...

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