The Never-Ending War by Martin Roemers

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Tadeusz Wenda (born 1923), a Polish veteran of World War II (WW2).."At the German farm where I was sent to work, there was another Pole who promised to take me back to Poland if I escaped with him.  We fled to the South of France and were then supposed to go by boat to Poland.  On the boat, we heard that we were not going home but to England.  In England, I joined the Polish Armoured Division.  After the invasion in France, I was on guard duty at night.  A German patrol came past and I threw a grenade at them.  One German was killed and two were wounded.  One of the wounded men was dying.  He gave me his wife's address and asked me if I would write to her.  I didn't know what to do with it. Eventually I gave the address to the chaplain and he promised that he would write to her."."Later we were searching a wood that had been bombed by our planes. We came across a German officer who had lost his legs. He tried to shoot at us, so we took his weapon from him. Then he asked us to kill him. We didn't, we carried on and left him there. That still bothers me." CHECK with MRM/FNA