Drew posted this comment , post #43 on this thread. http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/1940/21633-defence-hondeghem-k-bty-5-rha-2.html#post277129 Not wishing to hi-jack that thread I thought I'd start a debate in the forum feedback section. Many thanks for sharing, most interesting and good to see that not all Germans were 'bad eggs'. It is indeed rare and in my opinion a shame we do not get more accounts of battles from Germans and a shame we do not have any German vets as members on this site. I was recently sent a message from a member who was disillusioned with us on the forum as we seem to be anti-German. By that I don't mean we should be like other forums with the 'panzers are kewl' & 'I love the Waffen-SS' type threads & comments. BUT it seems we can't disscuss certain subjects without hatred & bile being spouted forth against anything German related. We have some members on here with German ancestry, I know they are afraid of talking about their relatives service as they are worried about the backlash. I think it's about time we were able to discuss German servicemen & what they did in the way in the same way as we are able to answer queries from members about their relatives service in any other Armed Forces in WW2. By the way I've started this thread without refering to my fellow Mods so I'm expecting alot of flak. These thougths have been nagging me for along time & a few comments from other members have made me want to start this discussion. One of my best mates has a German Grandmother, her father was a Senior NCO in the Luftwaffe. If he decided to ask questions on here about his Great-Grandad's service I feel he wouldn't get very far. I feel that as a forum we are anti-German......debate & discuss , please.