I never questioned your technical definition of the Geneva convention, and I never talked about the convention as such at all. Talking about the initial query about Nazi PoWs in Stalingrad:
e.polis wrote:Has the Russian Government at any time offered a reasonable explaination as to why so few German POWs were returned to Germany after 10 or so years of captivity in 1955. Of the hundreds of thousands captured what happened to most of them.
We all have our suspisions but what is the explaination from Russia, or is there none?.
my point was that it is impertinent to require that the PoWs are treated according to the convention (and require anything at all!!!) not only for technical reasons, but from the normal human's point of view (see above). Hope it clarifies it for you.