Time is passing.
Time is flying.
The number of witnesses is shrinking.
At least, we, younger chaps, will have had the opportunity to meet some of them.
And, if we can, to become guardians of their memories for the next generations.
My uncle was a prisoner in France after WWII. Conditions were not very good.He said they were given the choice of----five years in the Legion or an indefinite prison term. Many single men took this option. The prison term wound up being about the same as the enlistment. Georg Reading on, the book d...
I just remebered. Some elzasiens were even implicated in oradour sur glaine massacre. Again i saw this on t.v. so i'm not totally sure. I believe they were forced to join up, but i don't know the details. So they wouldn't even have to have been german or in the foreign legion. Those Alsacians where...