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Talking If the enemy surrounds you, pull down your pants to save your life.

This has worked before in history.

Go to this link and then enter the page number as 384 at the bottom where it lets you directly go to any page.

Here is the paragraph excerpted from the book 'Stalingrad' by Anthony Beevor.

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When Soviet troops entered the theatre cellars, they gave the order:'Whoever's capable of walking, get outside to be marched to a prison camp.' Those who set off assumed that the wounded left behindwould be looked after. They discovered only later that the Red Armyoperated on the principle that those prisoners who could not marchwere finished off where they lay. In one or two cases, rage and despair produced an explosive mixture.

In the NKVD building, every German expected to be shot in reprisal,after an officer, who had concealed his pistol, suddenly shot a Russian major at point-blank range, then turned the gun on himself. Somehow the moment of anger among the Russian troops passed, and the prisoners were spared.The surrender at Stalingrad produced a volatility in which the fateof a German was utterly unpredictable.

Soviet soldiers, whether deliberately or by accident, set fire to the improvised hospital full of wounded in the pioneer barracks by the airfield. Two Luftwaffe flakofficers, who had been escorted to an upstairs room by Russiansoldiers, in the belief that the red patches on their collars signifiedhigh rank, escaped by jumping out of a shattered window. They landed by the latrine, and when soldiers appeared ready to shootthem, the younger lieutenant saved both their lives by quick thinkingand acute psychology. He told his companion to pull down his trousers. The Russians laughed and spared them. They could not shoot men with their trousers down.

The NKVD Special Department groups were searching for Hiwisand also for 'fascist dogs', by which they meant 'SS, Gestapo, panzertroops, and Feldgendarmerie'.
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Re: If the enemy surrounds you, pull down your pants to save your life.

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This has worked before in history.

Go to this link and then enter the page number as 384 at the bottom where it lets you directly go to any page.

Here is the paragraph excerpted from the book 'Stalingrad' by Anthony Beevor.
where is the link
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Re: If the enemy surrounds you, pull down your pants to save your life.

India badly needs an experience of a 'Stalingrad', a struggle so bitter and desperate, it shall force the awakening of the Indian community spirit.
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