I thought this maybe a good thread idea seeing as now unfortunatly many of out family members are passing due to ww2 being so long ago. This thread is not only ww2 but any war. If you have a family story wether great or tragic please post it.
I will start with a scetchy but true story of Sabastian Russo ( My Pop)
He lived in a village in Sicily. Apparently Germans came into the village and took everyones cows, donkys, goats etc.
They took my pops prize donkey and he would have none of that. He found where the Germans kept all the animals and told others from the village that he was going to go get it back. Everyone told him not to and it wasnt worth dying for. He packed enough food and warm clothes and set off for the German camp. I have no idea and all my family down know how he did it but a week later he came walking back into the village with his donkey. he was the village hero and everyone talked about this long after the Germans left and the war finished. I do know he was taken as a POW and remember him talking about marching in the snow through Siberia but cant remember any more on that.
Loved the Donkey story and would love to know how he got it back. Maybe he just asked, maybe bribed or maybe snuck in stealth, we will never know.
Post your storys below...