Russian POW's were miserably treated.

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Russian POW's were miserably treated.

Transcript
We weren't treated as bad, the British weren't treated as bad as the Russians. We used to have the Russians see they were, seemed to be working on farms and if they had misdemeanor they were sent back to camp and then they gave them a hellish treatment. The Russians were starving off on an average of forty a day toward, in 1918. What didn't die of starvation, they killed themselves, they hung themselves or drowned themselves.
Description

Mr. Gies discusses the relative treatment for British and Russian POWs, with the Russians faring far worse. He notes that the Russian camp saw many deaths by starvation and suicide.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Duration:
0:41
Person Interviewed:
Frederick Gies
War, Conflict or Mission:
First World War
Branch:
Army
Units/Ship:
71st Battalion

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