We have a visitor today and so posting will be light until later on. In the meantime, this story in The Telegraph tickled my fancy, or at least, it made me smile. There is more than a touch of the 'Monty Pythons' about it.
Here is Cpl. Bob Roberts, all 5'-3" of him, searching Jakob Nacken, at 7'-6" the tallest soldier in the German army. Happily, according to the story, both the British soldiers and the German prisoners who were present fell about laughing at the sight!
Ex-Cpl. Roberts, I am delighted to say, is now a great-grandfather of 93 and, perhaps a little late in the day, has been awarded the French Legion d'honneur:
Mr Roberts said: "I didn't take a lot of notice of this guy at the time. I just passed the prisoners on one after the other after searching them.
"But my mates who were watching the rest of the men saw this giant of a guy approach me and I was aware they and the Germans were having a good laugh."
Humour, it appears, is universal.