During WW2 at the Battle of the Bulge, many soldiers on both sides of the battle field would die from the harsh weather. Many soldiers would die by enemy gunfire, but quite a few soldiers would die by the cold. In order for soldiers to get out of this “suicidal” battle where they die either way, soldiers would go off into a part of the woods and say they were urinating. Then they would shoot themselves in hands, feet, legs, etc. when alone and say an enemy bullet has struck them and to fire back. Medics would then take care of the injured soldier and most likely bring them back home.