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7. wonderful story
Sat Nov 11, 2023, 06:05 PM
Nov 2023

My English grandfather lied about his age to get into WWI too - but they quickly determined he was just a boy, didn't kick him out but no combat for him - later, however, he was one of the last soldiers picked up from the beaches of Dunkirk and it always astounded me how easy-going he was, very quiet, stable man.

I would like to add, however, that simply being motivated to support your family doesn't necessarily mean you will avoid PTSD - it's likely that your grandfather, like mine, for whatever reason simply escaped that demon.

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