one of my family stories, is of "mein onkel", who was in the luftwaffe, went to leningrad, transfered to italy. he was in palermo, and fought all the way up the italian boot. he was in monte cassino. a little past there, someone stole his backpack, with all his papers and stuff in it........ he ended up going through brenner pass, ended up back in germany, and months later, when he finally got home, his family was shocked to see him. they produced a letter, from teh german govt, saying, "we regret to inform you, that your son has been killed in italy,... bla bla bla".
guess the guy who ripped off his back pack, got what he had coming!
I am interested in buying / trading for photo albums, photo groupings, diaries, feldpost groupings,etc, from any country in the world, any army/navy, etc, mostly 20th century!!