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My grandfather Edward Ogrodnik: 1945

My grandfather  Edward Ogrodnik: 1945

World War II. Europa. Eastern front. Polish army. Conqueror of Berlin :)


Thats an MP-40, a German machine pistol hes holding

He looks like a child

He looks like a child dressed up in a costume.
It's scary to think that children that young were still old enough to fight. And old enough to die.


Wojsko Polsko Berlin bralo, a Radzecke pomogalo? ;-)


He looks so young. How old was he when the picture was made? Did he stay in Poland?

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