Second World War

  • The history of war – is not only a history of battles, diplomacy, victories, defeats, orders, command and deeds, it is also a story of prisoners of war. The fate of Soviet prisoners of war during the Second World War is one of the most tragic pages of our past. Soviet prisoners of war are captured on their soil, protecting the land and prisoners of war Hitler coalition are caught in a strange land in which they came as invaders. In captivity can 'be' (was wounded, falling into unconsciousness, with no weapons and ammunition for the resistance) or 'surrender' – to raise their hands, when you can and have something to fight. Why then swore allegiance to country armed man ceases to resist? Maybe that is the nature of man? After all, he obeys the instinct of self-preservation, based on fear. 'Of course, at first the war was terrible. And very much so.

    What is a young guy to constantly see how the shells are broken, bombs, mines, comrades die, they injure by fragments and bullets. But then I noticed, no longer fear, but something else made the bite into the ground, seek shelter, hide. I would call a sense of self-preservation. Because fear paralyzes the will, and sense of self makes us look for ways out of seemingly hopeless situations' – so remembered this feeling veteran of World War ii – Ivan P. . In life there are fears in part, the fear of some phenomenon. But sometimes the absolute fear, when a person is on the verge of collapse.