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egbert

This is the secret of Granddads trunk

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andalucia

Ha Ha

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Ghazala

Returning from a long voyage more news about Grandfather.

At the occasion of Remembrance Day 2014 I was invited as a guest speaker in a British Remembrance Day service. I had a day to think about what I should talk about and yes you are right I chose Grandfather's message and a further lead over to address the some 600 mainly British but also Canadian and Australian attendees.

A friend videotaped the speech with his I-Phone, thus the quality.

If you are interested

Thank you Egbert. That was very moving. I watched it with my son..

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MelPack

I have only made this post just to locate which forum the this thread has been posted to.

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andalucia

Good memories of a great day with a good friend, telling a wonderful story.

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AliceF

Thank you for mentioning your grandfather's burial place in Merville. That made me curious and thus I could find my way to this wonderful threat. Very moving – very fascinating. It reminded me about the sentence that stood in the letter to my great grandfather’s family that his belongings had been sent home. I will never know what these were, but definitely not such a treasure as you have shown here. Fantastic that the family and you kept it during all these years.
Christine

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trajan

Can still be viewed on the BBC website (although maybe not in all countries).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p029sd7p

Neil

Still so today. Thanks Neil - and Egbert.

Trajan

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egbert

Thank you Christine and Trajan. I take it that the story of Gottfried still is not totally forgotten here on GWF and sometimes still finds its way to some interested in German aspects of the Great War.

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bob lembke

Thank you Christine and Trajan. I take it that the story of Gottfried still is not totally forgotten here on GWF and

sometimes still finds its way to some interested in German aspects of the Great War.

Very much so, my old friend. I am very disappointed that my friend was not able to find out more about your father's

service.

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susancammas

Well, what was in this mystery box that was opened (I suppose) 11 years ago?

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Tony Ring

egbert. After a break from this site owing partially to our earthquakes here in Christchurch I am back. I too saw your Antiques Road Show appearance here in New Zealand late last year. You are famous and I took great pleasure telling anyone that would listen to me that I knew you. I think I may have given the impression that we were friends. Sorry about that.. Just my attempt to boost my ego.

Anyhow I am so pleased you are world famous.

Tony

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susancammas

So, what was in the box?

Has anyone thought of asking Hughie Green?

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Picsou

trully amazing story and great topic!

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Hull17KSLI

Wow, I am annoyed at myself for being so late to such an emotive thread.

Thank you so much for sharing such a personal journey with us!

 

Thanks,

 Hull

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