teg wrote:Did your ancestor told any stories about the battles on eastern front?
I always asked my grandfather about the war, but he would always respond that war was bad and we should not talk about it. My gf was from Alsace and had French blood in him, but was drafted into the German army because Alsace was of course German at the time. He was not happy about this but I know he was proud of how he served winning the Iron Cross. I know that he was in Poland and Russia and I know he was shot in the hand. I also know that he was a machine gunner , but I don't know anything specific. He never kept his Iron Cross, but he did keep his Bayonet which I now have. I have been on a quest to get more information from the German government but they don't help much as most of the records were destroyed in WW2. He was in from the beginning to the end of the war and I'm sure he was severely affected by it, so talking about it only brought up bad memories.
I am posting the picture that Steve Becker requested. I have the front and back. The front I think most of you will enjoy. My gf is dead center front row wearing long trench and with hands in pocket ,but is the soldier with the belt on, not the one with the belt off.
If anyone has any ideas about the writing on the back of the card, especially in regards to Wisoka (where is it etc) I would really appreciate it.
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