Surprised there's no thread for this. It's an important day, and should get more airtime. I'll share a bit of war history from my family that I'm proud of. That is a belt buckle that, as far as I know, was the standard issue for the Nazi Army. With a bit of elbow grease it would look like this: My great-grandfather was the one who brought it back after fighting in WW2 in Northern Africa. The story goes that he shot a Nazi, and thought he was dead, as he was reaching to take the belt buckle off, I guess as a souvenir, the Nazi tried to pull a fast one and reached for his pistol. My great-grandfather reacted by stabbing the Nazi in the heart with his rifle's bayonet, killing him, and finished off the job by nicking his belt buckle. I never met him but that is the story that was told and has been passed down with the belt buckle. It now sits in a display cabinet in our house, along with his various medals. Interestingly most of the medals have a springbok on them. By the end of the war he was a Sergeant Major. His photo now hangs in the Military Museum in Johannesburg. Another interesting story is when he enlisted to fight 'zee Germans' he had to change his surname from the German looking and sounding 'Dyzell' to a more Afrikaner 'Deysel'. Even got the original paper for this change. Anybody else got some sort of family war history in light of Remembrance Day?