I’m one of the lucky ones – my grandfather was one of five brothers who were all conscripted to fight in WW1 – my grandfather was one of five brothers who all came home from WW1.
My partner – his story is different – his father escaped N*** Germany in 1939 – but he has two great Uncles who died fighting for Germany and when we went to Belgium in 2013, we went to Langemark to visit the grave.
No one had a choice whether or not they fought – some were lucky, some not so lucky
I bought my poppy to remember all those who were conscripted – we should never ever forget

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