Hi, welcome to my website! It's about history, and about people. About war and about tanks. I like tanks, Wouldn't want to fight in one - or at all. But they're massive lumps of technology, a bit like steam trains. I like those too. And the people are, well, just people. Let's not get carried away with the Übermensche.
Tiger prototype "100"
Allright then, the war. Yes, the Nazis were a bunch of genocidal maniacs. We all know that. It’s been written about quite a lot. However, a lot of Germans at the time were just going along with the flow, so to speak. Maybe torrent would be a better word… Anyway, there were nuances. There were ‘good’ Germans. There were ‘bad’ Germans. There were uninterested, weird, homesick, brilliant and/or stupid Germans. And I feel I ought to tell their stories.
What I’m after, then, is the stories about normal people. The ones who were fighting for their country, which had -in all fairness- been rather mistreated post-WW1. I want to know about the ones that were scared to death, hiding in a ditch. The ones that took the initiative and won the day. The ones that knew they were capable soldiers fighting for a terrible cause, but had no other options. I might just intentionally, out of spite, completely ignore Michael Wittmann. He’s had enough attention already.
And I sincerely believe he and Bobby Woll were gay lovers.
Anything interesting to say?