Although its quite obvious that 23 years seperate the Two World Wars I dont think people realise just close these wars too one another, 2 generations of Europeans in some cases were nearly wiped out. Father and then Son. That would be like another World War erupting in 1987 then another one erupting in 2010. So how many WW1 Vets fought in WW2 and are there any famous ones, other than generals such as Rommel etc etc i cant recall any. If you fought the last year of WW1 as a 17 year old in the Kaisers army you would have been 40 when WWII commenced, even in 1943 there would have been many WW1 vets under 50-many 44/45 year olds. I realise many Vets of WW1 of the Western Allies would not have fought in WW2 but there would no doubt have been quite a substantial amount used by the Germans and Russians. To the WWII Vets. Did your Fathers give you any advice before you embarked to fight the Germans ?