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My grandpa on my mothers side was a medic on the front lines. My family once saw him in a world war 2 documentary, holding an IV, it absolutely was him no question about it. As well as being a medic, he was a Cold War spy. He got generals, commanders, even Josef Stalin himself passed drunk and then would steal information. My mom still has a bracelet he would wear that would hold a cyanide pill that he would take if he was ever caught. Luckily he was never caught. Unfortunately he died of cancer at 32 and I never met him. I only know about him through pictures and stories.
My great grandparents on my fathers side left The Netherlands in 1945 when the Dutch Famine, brought on by hitler was over.1
Most Helpful Guy
My one grandfather was in the Royal Navy, driving landing craft. He took part in the fateful Dieppe Raid and was later wounded and left for dead when the boat got hit during operations in the Mediterranean.
My other grandfather was an officer in the Polish army and narrowly escaped the Katyn Massacre. He fled across Europe to Britain.
(no, not sharing any pictures of this :( )
My grandmother worked in factories building aircraft engines for Rolls-Royce. Sometimes these were underground (they had them in London Underground tunnels that had been completed but not opened for service). One night after a very long shift, she went home and fell deeply asleep. When she woke up the next morning, the entire street had been leveled by an air raid. She'd slept through it.
My other grandmother was in the WRAF, and drove the pilots out to their planes when they went on missions. She taught me that the Hurricane was a better plane than the Spitfire.