My great Grandparents on my father’s side emigrated from Germany to Australia. My Great Nana, in particular, was a tough but loving pioneer who built a future for her large brood of children through backbreaking physical work and determination. She didn’t just bring up her own children she also brought up a lot of her grandchildren including my father. From a young age, he learned self-sufficiency and personal responsibility at her knee. If she sent him out with a rifle and two bullets she expected him to bring home two rabbits for dinner. My Dad’s favourite story is the day she gave him only one bullet and he brought home two rabbits. I think my Great Nana deserves the credit for my Father being a skilled counter sniper amongst other talents when he was a soldier.
German’s have always been famous for their efficiency but it seems that the stereotype no longer has a basis in truth. Something has emasculated the German people. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the following article.