I am curious as to whether anyone has any information as to the following story.

My father was a P.O.W. who endured the Winter March from Stalag Luft III and also the Spring March from Marlag Milag.

He told me that one one of these marches they were approached by mounted Cossack troops who used threatening behaviour towards them, much sabre rattleing etc. but eventually left them unmolested.

I am aware that Cossack troops also fought on the German side against the Russians and would be grateful for further details of this occurence.