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User avatar #71 - larfang (01/29/2013) [-]
>Have grandfather in WWII
>Lived in Germany as the oldest of 4
>His family against the Nazi regime
>Risk lives listening to BBC news cast
>Thankfully family is never caught
>Forced to join the Luftwaffe at age 15
>Never talked much bout the war
>Only thing we know is that the British come in and capture him and others
>No shelter for any of them
>Forced to make shelter underneath a jeep door
>So cold that gas turned to slush
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>War ends and the prisoners are released
>Grandpa leaves with brother to Canada
>Till the day he died still hated the British
>All we have of his time there are some journals
>It's all in cursive and in old German
>Can't speak German very well
>Will never know what happened
#93 to #71 - itsbendingtime (01/29/2013) [-]
That's weird, the British and Germans usually treated their respective POWs with a lot of respect, in both world wars.
They even gave Officers all the comforts and perks that they were used to, your grandad must have been really unlucky.
User avatar #112 to #93 - larfang (01/29/2013) [-]
Yea, all he told me was that they were captured and the Brits didn't have tents or anything for them. They were left out in the cold pretty much.
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User avatar #76 to #71 - pooosth (01/29/2013) [-]
If you''ll send my a picture i could try to.It's usually not that hard.
User avatar #73 to #71 - samnoname (01/29/2013) [-]
get it translated? it's not hard, lots of historians would be interested in reading that
User avatar #74 to #73 - larfang (01/29/2013) [-]
I've tried to get Germans living in my town to translate, but even they have a hard time reading it.

I'll find someone some day
User avatar #75 to #74 - samnoname (01/29/2013) [-]
try ring up a university or something
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