The Never-Ending War by Martin Roemers

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Johannes Neubert (born 1915), a German veteran of World War II (WW2).."As we were pulling back from Moscow, we walked past five or six wounded Germans.  In temperatures of 40 degrees below freezing they were lying on the side of the road, waiting for someone to pick them up.  No-one did, and nor did we.  We no longer had vehicles and on foot we just couldn't take them with us.  They must have frozen to death.  I still have nightmares about that."."I was a battalion commander, but after that retreat from Moscow, I no longer believed in victory. I thought we should stop and surrender.  But I didn't dare to say it out loud.  No-one did, because it was much too dangerous.  The only protest I ever saw was when, during a dinner held for us officers, no-one proposed the usual toast: 'To the health of our Fuhrer and Commander-in-Chief!' Everyone went quiet, but nothing else happened.  The present generation doesn't understand that opposition was impossible against the Nazis.  Nowadays you can say what you like, but then you just disappeared.". CHECK with MRM/FNA