War Mongrels - War Diaries - Part III

It is very easy to judge people and events from the Second World War, shooting your opinions from the comfortable position of our modern world. It is very easy to be a smart-ass right now, when all the information is in our reach, you just need to pull out your smartphone.

This wasn’t the case in the times of war. You knew only what you were told, or read in propaganda-driven newspapers, or heard on propaganda-driven radio. Collaboration with Germany was a very wide phenomenon, having all shades of grey.

On the one side we have these forcefully drafted men. Your choice was to go with Wehrmacht or get a bullet in the head. What would you do? I’d go. I wouldn’t be proud of it, but the will to live is somewhat stronger than anything else for some people. Imagine how much suffering these people had to sustain, on the Eastern Front, especially. Not for “their cause”. Not for their nation. Only for survival. Forced to do some really bad shit. Their tragedy is something indisputable for us.

The other side were collaborators who believed. Many believed in the idea of fighting against Bolshevism. That was the catchiest and probably the smartest thing that Nazi propaganda had to offer. Can we condemn them for getting into this? Of course, they could pull out their phones and check what is the truth, what kind of monsters their new “friends'' really are. Oh wait… they couldn’t. Yet, seeing how many people are ready to swallow any propaganda nowadays (being fanatically convinced that this is the truth), I doubt things changed with this “age of information”. Look how many people today are attracted to Communism, even if all the knowledge is right in their reach - ready to be grasped.

The last ones, who we really condemn, were those who sold their souls for selfish benefits. Traitors, opportunists and first of all - many politicians - they all deserved to be shot.

Now, let’s watch the third part of War Diaries, shall we?

War Diaries - Part II

In the next episode of War Diaries, we encourage you to confront myths about the Red Army, especially rooted in Western pop culture. Do you think that Red Army soldiers were noble, proud liberators? Reconsider this while watching this video.

Hitler by the balls

Hitler by the balls Hitler by the balls

This popular propaganda song was sung in various versions in Great Britain, at the very beginning of World War II, on the melody of the march "Colonel Bogey", more widely known from the movie "Bridge on the River Kwai". This is the best cultural evidence that the story of Hitler without one testicle has a long tradition. Did the leader of the Third Reich really have only one testicle and did he lose it during World War I?

The Austrian Gefreiter (often mistakenly translated as a corporal, in fact a degree without an equivalent in the Polish Army) was wounded in the thigh during the Battle of Somme, but the latest version, popularized by the testimony of Johann Jambor, who was to save the future Fuhrer, has not been confirmed. Also the results of the PM carried out by the Soviets, revealed in the 70s, in which the absence of the left testicle was noted, are doubtful, if only because of the condition of the corpse.

Light on the whole history can be shed by the recently discovered medical documents from the prison in Landsberg, where Hitler stayed after the Munich Putsch. They stated cryptorchidism on the right-hand side of the body. However, Hitler's personal physician, Theodor Morell, denied that Hitler suffered from this ailment. But these testimonies, of course, could have been to protect the image of the former patient. As a result, the mystery remains unsolved to this day. How many seemingly basic things we may not know about one of the most famous characters in history!

War Diaries Part I: Ostfront

Here is our first episode of the short “War Diaries” documentary. Our goal here is not to educate you, there’s almost no “hard knowledge” in the video. We wish to give you some of the general emotions we feel about those times, to encourage you to dig deeper. Did you think the death toll in Western Europe was tremendous? Watch and think again.