Category Archives: Twilight 2000

T2000: W+27

According to the Colonel, strong sergeants make strong soldiers. I can believe that. Our CSM was a soldiers soldier. You cut him open and he bled red, white and blue. He was just as you read about – moral, principled, … Continue reading

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T2000: W+26

Monk is a strange fish. He doesn’t talk much, isn’t prone to fits of emotion but it’s plain to me that he’s suffering, you can see it in his eyes. When I think about it; we are all a bit … Continue reading

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T2000: W+24

Progress has been slow. Monk warned us that running two vehicles was guzzling our gas so with great reluctance we siphoned off everything from the tank in “Dale” and filled up “Chip”. We covered Dale with branches and dirt and … Continue reading

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T2000: W+22

The little things in life make a big difference. We’d just crossed into Germany and pulled into a town called Görlitz. It’s beautiful, even now with the smoke blackened towers and the burning fields. We were flagged down by a … Continue reading

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T2000: W+12

I remember just after I finished Basic, I was late for Guard duty and the SM thought I should work it off in the kitchens. I spent days peeling potatoes, mopping floors and washing dishes. My hands were constantly wet … Continue reading

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T2000: W+10

W+10 No. That is not the sunrise. We’d been near the town of Luban, not far drom the German border for a few days and was beginning to feel a little more human. The people of the town had given … Continue reading

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T2000: W+9

After the fire raged through, we took the UAZ through a small town land on the outskirts of Warsaw. The bushes and trees and grass were still burning. I saw a dog, it’s back on fire, screaming as it ran … Continue reading

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T2000: W+8

I woke at 7 am and padded into the shower. Hot water. Soap. Clean towel. Breakfast. Coffee. I heard a voice calling me. I knew it was the Colonel. And I was back to my foxhole. So, again, woke. It’s … Continue reading

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T2000: W Day

The silence is deafening. We were shelled last night. I could hear the pum-pum of guns and the blasts as they landed near. My ears bled from the pressure waves and even those blasts I couldn’t hear, I could feel … Continue reading

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