Have another little story to tell ya'll
A good friend of mine, former freedomfighter here in Copenhagen, gave me this about a year ago.
I'm at his house with my girlfriend for coffee and "biggies" some sunday afternoon, we're talking and enjoying eachothers company when he suddently says:
You'd better go have a look at somthing i found in my drawer!
As he'd allready given me a few items at that time i kinda knew what he was up to.
There it was, wounded in silver and in mint condition!
I'm all over and asks if he knew why it was given and how did he come across this?
Well he says...I see it was a rather expensive lunch the officer had that day!
My friend is, like i, a metalworker and in the days after the liberation he was at a workshop in "nordhavn" the north harbour/railway area of copenhagen.
One day he senses someone standing in the doorway looking in and my mate goes to see who..
It's a german officer that's snug out of the railway area where the germans where confined, waiting to go back to germany.
As my mate speaks a decent german they talk and it's all about food and water.
The officer offers a complete uniform jacket, medals, ribbons and all!
And guess what..My friend says to him (and that's just how i know him :-) :
You'll be cold tonight..Heres half of my lunch and goodbye.
The officer then take this single medal off his chest and hands it over, salutes and leaves.
My friend never knew for what the officer got this medal until i told him.
Btw..we're going to search his attic one of these days as he remember taking some of the long leatherjackets as he rode a motorbike back then..He's sure theyre still up there and remembers theres a "built in" holster for some gun in one of them :-)
He told me there where "heaps" of equipment at the harbour area..clothing, weapons, trucks, cars, bikes...he got himself a nice bike and drowe it until the late 60'ties..yes it is unfortunately long gone..sold as scrap metal he said :-(