The village 'bobby'. London's reorganized police force went on duty in 1829. British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel introduced the legislation establishing the new police force, hence the popular nickname for London police, "bobbies" or "Peelers". We always used to see the Bobby on his bike when I was young.
German prisoners of war in Moscow (1944) Approximately 3 million German prisoners of war were captured by the USSR during WWII, most of them during the great advances of the Red Army in the last year of the war. The POW were employed as forced labor in the USSR wartime economy and post war reconstruction. By 1950 almost all had been released, in 1956 the last surviving German POW returned home from the USSR