In the areas controlled by the Soviets after VE day, it's clear that ex-German military were conscripted with the clean up and rebuilding of the destroyed country. Often they worked in the old uniforms of their respective branches (Heer, Luftwaffe, etc.). Does anyone recall if these men would have had any Soviet markings put on their uniforms to indicate their status? Since hostilities had ended, would it have been redundant? Why signify they were prisoners when almost all ex-military were prisoners to a degree of the Red Army? Does anyone have any images they can recall?
My goal is to depict an ex-Heer or Luftwaffe man alongside some Soviet construction equipment after the end of hostilities. Can anyone give an opinion to any uniform differences?