Memories of War - The Hospital
January, 2013. Part 2 of my Grandpa's World War II story takes place in a Hospital in Italy where he was held as a Prisoner of War.
Learning Italian through the daily newspapers and a English-Italian dictionary would prove to be a life saving endeavour.
Memories of War - The Capture
September, 2012. For years my Grandfather wouldn't talk about his war experiences and I was amazed to discover that my Dad really only knew the bare bones of his story. It was only recently, when we (the grand kids) started asking questions, did he start talking about his experience before getting comfortable enough to write down his memoirs. The stories seem endless; it only feels right to capture his experiences from being captured by the Germans, his eventual escape after learning Italian through a English-Italian dictionary before skiing out the remainder of the war in Switzerland.
He might be 93 but tells a good story