Live to ride -- Ride to live
I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
Actually, I think he spent 3 years as a POW in France, Belgium and the UK before deciding to stay in the UK and join the military. You are right, it should make an interesting read.
So it was his decision then. It's weird for an army though to trust and accept a former enemy isn't it?
Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
These are a few of mine that I could lay my hands on:
Pegasus Bridge by Stephen Ambrose signed by Madame Gondree owner of the cafe at Pegasus Bridge and who witnessed the landings as a child. Had this signed personally on a school trip
D- Day by Stephen Ambrose signed by an old sailor who I met in France during the 60th anniversary commemorations.
Moonless Night by Jimmy James, allegedly who Steve McQueen's character was based on in the Great Escape. I was fortunate enough to meet him at his stall in Ludlow on the rememberance day before he passed away, I offered to look after the stall for him while he attended the wreath laying ceremony. I was glad to help such a friendly and modest guy out.
Finally Charles Fraser Smith's autobiography, which I was lucky enough to pick up at a boot sale.