He mentioned that the Germans did nothing noble on the Eastern front then he detailed it. One item was that the Germans knocked down 60% of all standing structures in Russia.
In a state (Indiana) with a 43.8% average German origin background, these were among the things no one wanted to know about.
Again, Russia was too big for any European to imagine. The Russians escaped to the Urals and fought the war from there ~ and from Louisville, Indianapolis, Gary, Hammond, East Chicago, Detroit, Fort Wayne, .......
WWII was a really serious war.
A war of survival for many involved.
Fittingly, the climactic scene featured a couple of mushroom clouds. All in all, a proper ending to an existential war.
“He mentioned that the Germans did nothing noble on the Eastern front then he detailed it.”
Many minorities in the Soviet Union (especially Ukrainians) greeted the Axis as liberators; Russia admitted in the last five years that they deliberately sent troops behind the lines to stir up the Germans, causing retaliations against the Soviet civilians to drive them back into the Soviet fold (and it worked).
Glad Patton did not get his war! My dad was ready to fight the Russians while with Patton's Army. He even had the opportunity to give Patton his excuse for war in an altercation with a Russian officer.