3 Unbelievable Stories & Amazing Historic WWII Videos! 1st Red Square Victory Day Parade; Nazi generals ‘walk of shame’ through Moscow; 1st Victory Train from Berlin!
As my annual tradition since 2014,
I am continuing my Virtual Victory Day Marathon & flashmob
#Victory75 #VictoryDay #May9 #ImmortalRegiment
The very first Victory Day Parade on Red Square. It actually took place on June 24, not on May 9. It was only much later that May 9th parade became a tradition.
Watch the famous footage of the defeated Nazi armies’ banners being thrown to the foot of the Kremlin & Mausoleum, including Hitler’s personal banner, starting @ 33:05!
There is a remarkable story and symbolism attached to it: the soldiers throwing the banners are wearing black gloves, which were sewn especially for the occasion, so they would not touch the ‘brown plague of Nazism’ with their bare hands. After the event, the gloves were burned.
VIDEO 2 – amazing story of Russian courage, higher consciousness… and sense of humor, despite extreme adversity!
The walk of shame of 57,000 captured German Nazi generals, officers and soldiers through Moscow, July 17, 1944. (They marched them through Tverskaya (back then Gorky) Street – the street they planned to invade Moscow through!
This story is truly remarkable. In 1941, the German Nazi command was preparing to capture Moscow. The German troops were 30 km from Moscow. Several heavy cargo trains were sent from Germany, loaded with parade uniforms for the ‘victorious German parade’ and granite to build the monument to German army on RED SQUARE!
It seemed all was lost. But the government never moved out of Moscow, Stalin never went into hiding, even though he was advised to do so. And on the night of November 6th to 7th, the red ruby stars on top of the Kremlin towers were uncovered and lit up, despite bombings. The famous November 7, 1941 Red Square parade lasted only 25 minutes. For the parade the regiments were pulled from the frontlines, and regiments of Moscow volunteers and cadets joined the ranks. From the parade all of these people went straight to the front lines, and many of them never returned. But the parade and the lit up red Kremlin stars made such an impact on troops that the German advancement was stopped and Moscow was saved.
In 1944 most, or all, territory of the USSR was already liberated and it was clear: next stop, Berlin! In July 1944 the Russian government made an announcement regarding the ‘walk of shame’ of half a million captured would-be-invaders. ‘Those individuals were looking forward to visiting Moscow since 1941 on their tanks,’ said the announcement, ‘and generous Soviet people decided to grant them this opportunity, albeit as captured war criminals and enemy combatants.’ Thousands upon thousands of Moscovites came out to watch those who tried to enslave them, those who killed 27 million of Soviet citizens, being convoyed on a sunny day through Moscow. That included many generals and high-ranking officers.
Watch the footage below: Russian people were extremely, remarkably calm and forgiving. In any other country, any other reality, after what Germans and other Nazi/fascist aggressors did to Russia/USSR and its people, they would be torn to pieces right there. And no one would blame the people.
The symbolism is rich and very telling. At the end, after the walk of shame is complete, the street washing machines, a Moscow tradition since 1930s, had washed away the ‘brown plague’ of Nazism, symbolically cleansing the streets of that deadly malaise. Later in this documentary beautifully made on the spot, people are shown returning to their peaceful daily routines.
The POWs shown were made work to rebuild Moscow and many of the cities and towns they had bombed, destroyed and burned. After that, many of them were allowed to return home, to Germany. The mercy shown to them, in my humble opinion, was out of this world and way above and beyond the call of duty. It was a totally different story with the Russian/Soviet POWs Germans had captured. It only came out in the past 20 or so years that in 1941, during the first several months of aggression, Germans and their allies, such as Romanians, killed between 1.5 and 2 million(!!!!) Soviet soldiers they had captured!!!! It was only later that they realized that by killing everyone left and right they created an enemy that resisted them to the end. They started sending them to concentration camps instead, where they were worked and starved to death. Any captured Soviet generals and officers were tortured and killed when they refused to cooperate with Nazis. Very few Russian/Soviet soldiers, if any, ever returned home. MOST GERMAN POWs DID SURVIVE and returned home!
And after this, they have the nerve to whine that Russians were somehow ‘not nice’ or that Russians ‘occupied’ them. Or the lie of lies, that Russians ‘raped’ a million German women??! No, they raped a billion – the bigger a lie the better. This is a common re-writing of history to whitewash their own sins and crimes: the victim, Russia/USSR, is portrayed as aggressor, while the aggressor, Germany and its allies, are portrayed as poor, innocent victim. And how desperate the EU and West in general are to reverse these polarities, to re-write history, especially now, during the 75th anniversary of Victory!
You’ll find more here:
It happened before – many, many times! But it won’t happen this time. The truth is out there, and it refuses to be overridden!
Actually, German women felt their men betrayed them and their country by starting a war they had lost and destroying their lives. Therefore, it was natural they were grateful to Russian soldiers, who actually fed them and did no harm. (SEE 75 Years Later, Nazism Won in Europe? FOR MORE!)
Russians did not start that war! They ended it and made sure it sticks! As Russians always do! And that’s very much UNLIKE what Germans did in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus! (SEE EARTH SHIFT & RUSSIA THE GREAT BALANCER!)
Frankly, I am disgusted at the comments I sometimes get. Whether people in the West really are that ignorant and don’t know about the extreme atrocities committed by German Nazis and their allies from all over Europe, or they don’t want to know?… Sure, your history books and media lie. But boy, there is internet, and the truth is available, for example, on this blog!
And unfortunately Russians were silent for too many years, which has allowed all kinds of dark forces to take over the internet, books, news and narrative, twisting the uncomfortable for most Europeans truth and perpetuating the convenient lies. But now more and more truth and good info does come out!
**Also see my Webinar series: FORBIDDEN HISTORY & FORGOTTEN ORIGINS
Watch the walk of shame video – lots of captured German generals here:
1st Victory Train from Berlin, Belorussky Station, Moscow, May 10, 1945.
Very famous footage. Its story is equally fascinating. They say thousands were awaiting Victory Train #1 from Berlin for hours, but it kept being delayed. Traffic in all directions, from and to the USSR was extremely active, as people and troops were moving back and forth. The train was detained near the border and stood on auxiliary platform for hours. People waited and waited at Moscow’s Belorussky Vokzal (Belorussian train station). Trains from various directions arrived. Each train said: “We are from Königsberg” or “We are from Warsaw.” But the long-awaited Berlin train wasn’t coming. Finally, the word on the street was that it was arriving and crowds streamed to the platform. Sure enough, the arriving train, which was immediately covered with flowers thrown by the crowds, said “We are from Berlin!”
The war was officially over, the extreme joy was palpable. Some families were re-united, while others never saw their loved ones.
Watch this unforgettable footage:
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