German Soldiers In Russia: Second World War: Part 3

In a village unscathed by the fighting, an old peasant might appear hesitantly, then snatch off his cap as if for a
barin before the revolution,and hurry to draw water for the visitors. Some of the village women might meanwhile be driving their geese off into a nearby gully or copse, to conceal them, but they soon found that German soldiers had as good a nose as any Communist Party requisition group.Soldiers did not just take turnips and onions from the fields, they raided almost every allotment or kitchen garden that they passed.Chickens, ducks and geese were the favourite spoils of war because they were so portable and easy to prepare for the pot.