Yes. And there are quite a few amazing stories about German soldiers on leave/furlough.
According to Antony Beevor’s book “Stalingrad”, German soldiers going home on leave were instructed: ‘You are under military law, and you are still subject to punishment. Don’t speak about weapons, tactics or losses. Don’t speak about bad rations or injustice. The intelligence service of the enemy is ready to exploit it.’
In response, a group German soldiers came up with the following joking instructions for those going on leave from the Soviet Union.
You must remember that you are entering a National Socialist country whose living conditions are very different to those to which you have become accustomed. You must be tactful with the inhabitants, adapting to their customs and refrain from the habits which you have come to love so much.
- Food: Do not rip up the parquet or other kinds of floor, because potatoes are kept in a different place.
- Curfew: If you forget your key, try to open the door with the round-shaped object. Only in cases of extreme urgency use a grenade.
- Defense against Partisans: It is not necessary to ask civilians the password and open fire on receiving an unsatisfactory answer.