It wasn’t just the Western Allies that broke Hitler’s back
On this VE Day, remember those East of the Oder who gave their all as well.
Colonel Andrey Vasilievich Zheludov (1922-2010) saying goodbye to his past. His jacket contains the Order of Glory, Order of the Red Star, two Military Merit medals of and at least three wound metals among other chest candy. Regardless of the politics of Stalin and the war crimes of Berlin, the Katyn and others, the Red Army in the end still accounted for more Axis soldiers in the ground than those of the West.