World War II — Germany
Uncle Hubert told me about being in a battle in Germany. Many men in his unit were killed, he said he lived because he was able to play dead. He said he was probably on the ground for about four hours face down, that he was fortunate because he wasn't randomly shot when the enemy was checking to see if men were really dead. He said a German solider walked by so close to him that he could have reached out & touched him.