05-09-2014 09:53 AM
He looks like he was just a kid. Like you said, I wonder if he ever got old enough to shave...
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Its a sobering thought. Out of 33,470 men, only 6,573 survived.
Books published to date... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack - Andersonstown'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.
This was one of the 6000+. His name was Karl Wahnig of U802. I knew him well.
He looks as though he is fresh out of the Marine -HJ
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem