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Discussion in '☆☆ New Recruits ☆☆' started by kes2007, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. kes2007

    kes2007 Member

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    hi ,im kes ,i am 38 and am interseted in all aspects of wwII ,mainly as a by product of all the stories my grand father told me!looking forward in advancing my knowledge!
     
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    Welcome Kes, nice to meet you! Many others and myself here heard similar gripping stories from our grandfathers. Feel free to tell us about them. We love to listen.
     
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    Welcome to the forums, kes!
     
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    Hello Kes. By all means tell us more about your grandfather. We enjoy the stories.
     
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    right well as far as i know my grandfather was orginally in a coastal artillery battery,then after a while he opted to join the military police and went off to north africa and italy .he told about when he was in africa and hed been ordered to escort a unit back to where he was stationed when he got there he felt a tap on the shoulder and turned to find his brother standing there !happy days,also in italy hed befriended a bunch of guys from the royal hampshire regiment as he was from winchester,when the time came for the guys to move up one of the lads came up to grandad and asked him to look after his watch as he didnt think hed be back so my gd wrapped it up in cotton wool and put it in a tobaccco tin and forgot about it, shortly after he was riding along through the hills and he was attacked by a fokker(thats his words )so he ditched his bike and played dead ,when he saw the doctor they said that theyd probably need to amputate his leg but that there was one more thing to try ,so the nurses scrubbed his infected leg with brushes and a solution of pennicilin .After the war he was walking through the high street and some guy was staring at him from across the road, of course he didnt recognise the guy until he explained and when my gd told him he stillhad the watch the guy couldnt believe it and so it was returned .
     
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    Great story about your Grandfather and the watch! Thanks for posting. The stories of personal things people had in the war like watches and such are really moving.

    One of my cherished posessions is my Grandfather's simple parker fountain pin, which he used to write letters to my Grandmother with when he was stationed in the Aleutians.
     
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    Great story kes. Please share more.
     

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