LIES THAT YOU ARE TOLD! GERMAN SOLDIERS! In order to make sure you continue to fight this war, your commanding officers, with the help of your Nazi regime, have reported to you what a horrible fate awaits you once you become a prisoner of the allies. THESE (reports) ARE NOTHING BUT A PACK OF LIES! THE FIRST LIE: The allies abuse German POW's and starve them. These lies don't deserve a counter-statement (rebuttal). Many of you have received letters from relatives, as well as your comrades (who had already been taken prisoner) from allied POW camps. You know the truth: German POW's are treated decently and properly. THE SECOND LIE: German paratroops and Waffen SS troops are treated particularly badly, sentenced to prison penalties, or even killed. The truth is that former German paratroops and Waffen SS troops are treated the same as all German troops, ie, fair. T-17 THE THIRD LIE: German soldiers who had surrendered of their own free will (voluntarily) will be subject to prisoner exchanges, and upon their return home to Germany, will be shot. The truth is that prisoners are rarely exchanged, and only if they volunteer to do so. THE FOURTH LIE: The allies expose (publish) the names of those German soldiers who have voluntarily surrendered. The truth is that the Allies, in accordance with the Geneva Convention, never release information about the circumstances under which a German soldier is taken prisoner. Names are only released pending the specific permission of the prisoner to the reigning (allied) authorities once he is taken prisoner. THE FIFTH LIE: German POW's will be detained in Allied work camps for many years following the end of the war. The truth is, that, according to the Geneva Convention, German POW's will be returned home as soon as possible after the end of the war.