Originally Posted by AussieNick
At least during the second world war, on the whole, the Nazis were to some degree gentlemanly about taking prisoners of war (western allies anyway).
That is a great point. In German POW camps in WWII American troops were treated better than any other countries troops because the Germans had the most respect for America's power over that of any other nation. Russian troops were treated terribly, forced into slave labor and given terrible barracks to live in. But then again look at how German POW's in America were treated compared to German POW's in Russia, perhaps there was something to this theory of if we are nice to their troops they will be nice to ours. Or such is my understanding of how things were.