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#83 - beerholder (01/29/2013) [-]
>gran-granpa fighting the Germans in Romania ww1.
>gets permission to go home
>takes ggrandma into carriage ride to town
>muddy country roads
>meets zee germans
>they've broken the front and advanced to my ggrans town 200km from where the frontline was supposed to be.
>friendly germans ask for horse in exchange for chocolate, cigarettes and a truck half sunk in mud
>hfw he was shooting Germans not a week before
#82 - ludislavonac (01/29/2013) [-]
My grandfather also fought in ww2, he joined the communist partisans in Yugoslavia. Later on in the 50's when Tito and Stalin started going against each other he was against Titos politics which got him into a gulag for 3 (or maybe 4) years. At that time it was enough that you publicly said you disapprove of the state politics to get you inside, guess that's the thanks a brother in arms gets for his service eh. Anyway he died a few years ago at the age of 92, even though he had diabetes. Rest in peace grandpa
#81 - mrwednesday (01/29/2013) [-]
"mfw my uncles Franz and Klaus visited us almost every holiday till all three died within 2 weeks 4 years ago."

WHAT WAS HIS FACE?! I MUST KNOW.
#79 - mateogasho (01/29/2013) [-]
**** me,I'm crying...
#78 - lordaurion (01/29/2013) [-]
I remember that thread. It was a good thread.
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
> ********** .jpg
>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
#69 - imalex (01/29/2013) [-]
during ww2 a german soldier was out looking for radios and illegal stuff and when he was about to walk down the stairs to the basement my granpas dad smacked him in the head with a frying pan, he died from the fall (we believe), buried him in the garden   
it was a good day   
<-- my grand grandpas face when
during ww2 a german soldier was out looking for radios and illegal stuff and when he was about to walk down the stairs to the basement my granpas dad smacked him in the head with a frying pan, he died from the fall (we believe), buried him in the garden
it was a good day
<-- my grand grandpas face when
User avatar #70 to #69 - imalex (01/29/2013) [-]
great grandpa*
#64 - keyoke (01/29/2013) [-]
My gramps was 17 when the Nazis invaded Norway. His dad's friend was a doctor, and made up some ******** medical excuse, so that he didn't have to serve with the Wehrmacht.
User avatar #67 to #64 - sidathon (01/29/2013) [-]
My great-granddad fought against the Germans in Greece. Got shot in the belly, survived to be 92 years old.
#68 to #67 - keyoke (01/29/2013) [-]
Gramps is not dead yet, and he is 91!
I've decided that he will become 111 years old. That is the least I will accept!

If the Germans hadn't interfered, you'd have defeated the Italians for sure!
#63 - sidathon (01/29/2013) [-]
You made my day OP, I thank you from the bottom of my heart
You made my day OP, I thank you from the bottom of my heart
#62 - SILENCEnight (01/29/2013) [-]
**SILENCEnight rolled a random image posted in comment #168 at Does Anyone Know Her Name? ** mfw



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User avatar #60 - drunkasaurus (01/29/2013) [-]
I understand none of this
#57 - mattdoggy (01/29/2013) [-]
&gt;have grandfather who went into WW2   
&gt;he lived in the middle of nowhere and they had to come pick him up   
&gt;he could shoot great and was fit from being a farmer so they skipped basic with him   
&gt;they stuck him on a boat three days after they got him with only a uniform    
&gt;told him to learn to do salutes and stuff while on the way   
&gt;He ends up in Africa and learns to drive a jeep in one day, it becomes his only job   
&gt;all he did was drive   
&gt;officers, wounded, supplies, he just drove all day every day   
&gt;once he had to duck when there was a cable across the road, it decapitated the three other people in the jeep   
&gt;he once drove up on a German scouting patrol and got some smokes off of them   
&gt;it almost ended for him when a drunk friend got in a tank and drove over his legs and pinned him against another tank   
&gt;the doctor said they'd have to amputate and he'd die if he didn't   
&gt;he got his friend who'd saved a captain in Pearl Harbor who then became a fleet Admiral to pull strings so he could stay on because he was having so much fun   
&gt;he was walking by the end of the month and didn't even have a limp.   
&gt;A while later, in Germany, after some big battle at Bastogne they had a day off   
&gt;on his day off he was put on a force march from dawn to dusk to see Bob Hope    
&gt;he started them booing and Bob had to leave   
&gt;i don't know anything else about him other than those things and he had to have his lower jaw and the roof of his mouth removed from to much chewing tobacco and smoking   
&gt;either way he still seems cool to me
>have grandfather who went into WW2
>he lived in the middle of nowhere and they had to come pick him up
>he could shoot great and was fit from being a farmer so they skipped basic with him
>they stuck him on a boat three days after they got him with only a uniform
>told him to learn to do salutes and stuff while on the way
>He ends up in Africa and learns to drive a jeep in one day, it becomes his only job
>all he did was drive
>officers, wounded, supplies, he just drove all day every day
>once he had to duck when there was a cable across the road, it decapitated the three other people in the jeep
>he once drove up on a German scouting patrol and got some smokes off of them
>it almost ended for him when a drunk friend got in a tank and drove over his legs and pinned him against another tank
>the doctor said they'd have to amputate and he'd die if he didn't
>he got his friend who'd saved a captain in Pearl Harbor who then became a fleet Admiral to pull strings so he could stay on because he was having so much fun
>he was walking by the end of the month and didn't even have a limp.
>A while later, in Germany, after some big battle at Bastogne they had a day off
>on his day off he was put on a force march from dawn to dusk to see Bob Hope
>he started them booing and Bob had to leave
>i don't know anything else about him other than those things and he had to have his lower jaw and the roof of his mouth removed from to much chewing tobacco and smoking
>either way he still seems cool to me
User avatar #61 to #57 - blokrokker (01/29/2013) [-]
Your grandfather is a ******* boss.
#55 - outdrewfortytwo (01/29/2013) [-]
This reminds me of the scene in "Letter from Iwo Jima" when Baron Nishi is talking with the wounded marine named Sam. He talks to him not as an enemy, but as a friend.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdLVDjjwMfM
#88 to #51 - atangytaco ONLINE (01/29/2013) [-]
You're lucky to get that reference in!
You're lucky to get that reference in!
#50 - irgabe (01/29/2013) [-]
I wish my granddad was that cool. Most of my relative said he screws alot of Thai whore during the Vietnam war that love him long time, who happened to be my grandma, hence the name Shooty Jones. And he was just an engineer in the army working on the runway and was already 40 when he made my Dad.

I like to ignore that fact and think of him as a helicopter gunner who got KIA, there's some dignity.
User avatar #45 - pinesol (01/29/2013) [-]
This is a wonderful and wholly interesting story.
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