One interesting story my one grandpa told me was, that he was a RSM in the 1st South African Division(if I recall correctly) in the North African campaign and as result he had contact with the commanding General Dan Pienaar. General Pienaar had attended the same college in Gemany as General Rommel in their earlier days and were good friends before the war. They would often make small talk over the radio, about the old days, while they waged war against one another!Both of my Grandpa's were POW's in Germany, so no momentos. I wish they were still around so I could hear all their stories...when they were, I was younger and not really informed enough to ask all the right questions. They did n't complain about their experiences though, they were both Clint Eastwood type stone-cold guys . Both were also Regimental Sergeant-Majors, and they ran a very tight ship!
My father gave me a nazi dagger he received from a family veteran when he was a kid. But, as a kid, he didn't realize the collectible value of such an item and the swastika inlaid in the handle bothered him so he pried it out. So, not really worth anything.
If I remember and have time later I'll dig it out and take a pic...[/QUOTE
Love to see some pics.