The Hell where Youth and Laughter go - mass German soldier exhumation

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A large number of German soldiers killed in 1945 on the Eastern Front are exhumed from a village cemetery where they had been lying in unmarked and forgotten graves. Of note were two bodies with amputations, some bodies with splints and tourniquets, bodies with severe war wounds and numerous ID tags as well as a few rings. The bodies were exhumed in order to be reburied in a large centralised military cemetery.


A Crocodile Tears production documentary


Some of the more insightfull or funny comments:
-"We have been given so much political Spin in countless WW2 documentaries but THIS is the reality: shattered bodies, grotesque wounds, a lost cause, a lonely death. Crying to see your mother's face one last time as you realise it's the end. Fascinating, but so poignant."
-"They all have more than paid. Let them go home. God bless."
-"Rest in peace soldiers your battle is finally over"
-"It matters not what side a man fought on, they all deserve to go home. It is not our job to weigh their souls for the guilt they may have had, or the sins they perpetrated. Send them on home, they've already been judged."
-"A waste of fine young men. War, is truly a degradation of morality."
-"Very moving video, it's hard to imagine what these men went through"
-"Step forward now, you Soldier, You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell."
-"They all have bad teeth because they were bad men who ate bullets for breakfast their not called the greatest generation for nothing."
-"I love the fact that the roots of the earth and trees have found these bones and entwined themselves into what was left of that body/cavity. Reminds me that we're all one, we're all natural and find our ways back to each other in the end of our time on this planet. Seeing the roots in the skulls wasn't sad to me, it was reassuring."
-"The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power,
And all that beauty, all that wealth ever gave,
Awaits alike the inevitable hour.
The paths of glory lead but to the grave."
-"so sad poor lads its a real sin."
-"So sad. War make animals of people who would most likely be friends given different circumstances. "
-"They were not treated with this much concern when they were alive. Now it's all sacred and special. Hypocrisy. War is business. The young are the material of this business."
-" its very clear to see the amount of ignorance thats exposed in the comments section of sensitive videos of this nature. Some believe that by disrespecting people of another time gives them brownie points and in some twisted way makes thier ignorance noble."
-"imagine dying for your country then this guy digs you up and calls you condom body"
-"And when their pained screams stopped and so did the blood they were buried side by side, brothers in arms, brothers in death, they were humans the same, no matter the reason they fell no matter the pain they felt however short or long their life I hope they Rest In Peace, one may feel pain in life however they can find happiness as well."
-"Must be horrible if you're 105 years old and you see your former husband being dug up and being called "Condom man"."
-"In war, all give some but some give all."
-"The condoms stayed in tacked and some dog tags were destroyed ..."
-"We have an old saying in Serbia. When war comes, the government gives guns, the ritch give oxes and the poor give their sons... These poor kids knew nothing they were sent there to die like lambs sent to slaughter. May god accept his lambs and give them eternal peace."
-"Man was gettin laid up until the bitter end? Dude went out like a champ"
-"CONSCRIPTED AT 18, SHOUTED AT FOR 3 MONTHS SENT TO WHERE U WERE KILLED, BURIED IN A UNMARKED GRAVE IN A PLACE U HAD NEVER HEARD OF. RIP FINE YOUNG LADS."
-"So long after the promises to return were made, with brave smiles and stifled sobs, the dusty bones fulfill the promise."
-"In 1982 i was a soldier in the British army and i shot and killed 2 Argentine soldiers who were also trying to kill me, at the time i was pleased i had killed the enemy but now their faces haunt me and i wish with all my heart that i hadnt done it or not known if i had killed them, they were roughly the same age as me and now i have grand children i think of them even more, whats worse is that it was all a waste of time fighting over a useless rock in the middle of nowhere, war really is a waste of human life and very little else"

"I am a devil from foreign lands, with true emotion locked inside. Invisible blood is in my hands, from my past I cannot hide. Murderous skills give me pride, a pawn in someone else's game. A tool to be used then thrown aside, a man without a name."

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This was truly horrific. This really hammered home the nature of the war. You hear the numbers but it is not until you see a video like this do you actually realise the scale of suffering, realise the sheer number of young men dying the worst deaths imaginable for politicians that just don't care.

Author — Kyle

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People often forget, most of these ‘soldiers’ were just kids. 18 year olds. Teenagers who’s lives had barely begun.

Author — Belt Tile Co.

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Wild how much hand digging you guys did! BEAST

Author — Gun Drummer

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I have a feeling these men were executed by an advancing army. Perhaps a field hospital hit by an army overtaking the area? I have a degree in Anthropology and this looks very suspect of this happening.

Author — Wutaii1 Nostalgia

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"What is history but the story of how politicians have wasted the blood and treasure of the human race?" -Thomas Sowell

Author — Logan Bagley

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I was told that US and German soldiers carried condoms to put on the tips of their rifles to keep them dry and water from going down barrels.

Author — Kathi Rupright

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Imagine dying and then being known as, "The condom body".

Author — TatetheLocalBandNerd

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Man that soldier with a wedding ring is just sad

Author — yourgrandfather1234

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Seeing the skull with the holes and finding the bullet still in his head. Horrifying.

Author — Johnathan Lewis

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Horrific. Nothing justifies the suffering and horror of war. I wish the politicians could get a taste of this.

Author — Florian Geyer

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The two whatches at one soldiers arm means, that he collected one from a fallen comrade to give it later to his relatives. That was common.

Author — Dr. Wilfried Hitzler

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When the old declare war the young die.

Author — Demolitions1122

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This looks like the execution of soldiers left in a hospital.

Author — biggum384

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For those young people taken in by the notion of glory ... There is NO glory in war, just orders, hard work, suffering and death. I've seen it.

Author — CharlesM1957

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5:25 That match box case has an image of a ww1 German machine gun, perhaps the soldier's father gave it to him from when he fought in ww1?

Author — Steven Lowe

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When I get to heaven
To St. Peter I will tell
"One more soldier reporting, sir
I've served my time in hell."

Author — huntclan hunt

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In 1982 i was a soldier in the British army and i shot and killed 2 Argentine soldiers who were also trying to kill me, at the time i was pleased i had killed the enemy but now their faces haunt me and i wish with all my heart that i hadnt done it or not known if i had killed them, they were roughly the same age as me and now i have grand children i think of them even more, whats worse is that it was all a waste of time fighting over a useless rock in the middle of nowhere, war really is a waste of human life and very little else

Author — dong

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Seing this video make me forget all the bad images about the Nazi's soldiers. Instead it reminds me that these are humans beings killed by terrible leadership. May they all RIP.

Author — Avery James

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I bet the guy buried face down was TOTALLY messed up on his front

Author — DeafMusician

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Governments try to hide how wars really mangle and slaughter the soldiers and civilians involved. This video really hits home how absolutely terrible these wars are. Idk why but seeing the wedding ring on the man was really sobering.

Author — Mc Ren