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German soldier in the field, Russia, Jan-Feb 1944; Photographer Böhmer Source German Federal Archive
In this candid photo, happy Muscovites watching German prisoners being marched through the streets of the Soviet capital as a demonstration of Red Army victories, July 17, 1944. In all, the parade included some 57,000 German soldiers and officers (including 19 generals), mostly captured in Belarus by the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Belorussian Fronts. Right behind the POW columns came watering tanks, symbolically washing away the Nazis dirt from the Russian asphalt.