The Never-Ending War by Martin Roemers

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Ansje van de Walle (born 1922), a Dutch veteran of World War II (WW2).  He was a first aider for wounded Dutch and German soldiers during the fighting at Valkenburg air base in May 1940.."One German who was wounded in the legs threatened me with a hand grenade because I couldn't help him immediately.  A German officer saw it and shot the man in the head. He said to me: 'We don't need him any more, but we need you.' .I must have held twenty Dutch lads in my arms who all died. They were crying and calling out for their mothers and fathers. Some asked me to give their love to their wives and children. I wrote it all down, along with the time of death."."A few hours before we capitulated, I was seriously wounded. Since then I've been severely disabled and I'm in a wheelchair. I'm still in constant pain. I'm also suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. My head is like boiling water. I go through the war a hundred times over.  The boys I saved I've forgotten, but the ones who died are always with me.  My boys' graves were very neglected not long ago and I went to a lot of trouble to get them tidied up. They were restored last year. I stood in the military cemetery and said: 'Lads, let me tell you something. Your gravestones are so beautiful and you've got flowers on your grave.' I live in a home for war victims and I'm jealous when someone dies.  How nice to be lying in your coffin - that would be wonderful, wouldn't it?". CHECK with MRM/FNA