Well that hit me a wee bit harder than I was expecting. These brave people gave it all for us. Because today we are seeing nutters – whom they fought and laid their life to protect us from – talking utter nonsense again. I don’t want to go back to that dark part of history …
When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrows these gave their today.Simonides of Ceos
My granddad managed to escape to Sweden because of a tip off from a kind neighbour who had seen the German police coming down their street. As they walked in through the front door, he left – his wife and newborn baby – through the back door.
In Sweden he joined the Den Danske Brigade i Sverige (Danish Brigade in Sweden). After the war he became a guard at one of the prison camps for the German Soldiers left in Denmark. He then walked with them to the border, when they returned home.