Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nov

12

1943

German paratroopers attack island of Leros

'Fallschirmjäger für Legos!' German paratroopers on Crete about to embark for the attack on Leros.

The first salvo had scored a direct hit – it left a gaping hole in the side of this building. This is where the two of us made our dramatic escape once again. After a moment, we had gone just 50 to 100 yards, when a voice in the darkness shouted “Halt! Who goes there?” A great relief seemed to come over me. “Go to the front of the column!” When we reached the front we were escorted to a cave, where a Lieutenant Colonel, or maybe a higher ranking officer, gave us a good interrogation.