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Lesson from a Veteran


Real veterans of wars and local conflicts are not particularly willing to talk about their exploits, about participating in battles, and are not particularly willing to "sparkle with orders and medals." But all this can’t be taken away from those people who, if they were at war, saw real feats from afar, very, very far away.

On the SkyArtist YouTube channel, the story is about that. The author of the material shares his story about how his grandfather, a front-line soldier, became for him a real teacher, educator.

From the narrative:

I then could not understand why my grandfather, when pioneers came to him to congratulate him on Victory Day, and asked to talk about his participation in the battles, waved it off. But our neighbor, in paints, spoke about how he crushed the Nazis from a machine gun, and we, thoughtless youths, listened to him with their mouths open. I was even somehow offended that my neighbor had done so much to win, and my grandfather, apparently, did not manage to fight because of his age.

Further, the author talks about who really beat the Nazis, who brought victory closer by their actions at the front.

The author talks about that recipe and an invaluable lesson from a veteran. That shouting about “exploits” is most often possible only by those who had absolutely nothing to do with them.

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  1. Vend
    Vend 17 June 2020 14: 01
    That's right, my grandfather didn’t talk about the war either, collected bit by bit information about his military past
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 17 June 2020 15: 15
      I wrote about my own. In the thirty years that we lived and saw each other, only three or four short episodes managed to talk ...
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 17 June 2020 14: 04
    There is nothing to discuss here, the way it is. They managed to see the grandfather’s orders only on the ceremonial tunic and then, on the biggest holidays.
    1. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk 17 June 2020 15: 24
      Quote: rocket757
      There is nothing to discuss here, the way it is. They managed to see the grandfather’s orders only on the ceremonial tunic and then, on the biggest holidays.

      And I keep my late father's awards. I will keep it and give it to my son, and he will give it to his own, since he already exists. And always with a story. Once my father said: - "Front, this is hard labor with a constant risk to life and nothing else." Separate IPTAP.
  3. novel66
    novel66 17 June 2020 14: 41
    I was in a strange dream today
    I was drawn into a whirlpool
    the earth was torn in continuous fire
    there sang bullets

    and a handful of us who survived
    artillery flurry
    fled as hard
    to someone else's bunker

    I did not watch this dream -
    woke up jerkily
    I'm sorry, I never had time
    did not reach ..

    that dream won't happen again
    so that I have time. I would have reached ...
    he probably does not sleep well
    to whose dream I looked ...
  4. alone
    alone 17 June 2020 14: 56
    Every year there are more and more of these marshals with five stars of heroes .. Why does the government allow this? Why none of these impostors is punished? It is disgusting to look at those who sit in the first places at the parades, pounding their fists in the chest, shouting "WE WIN! ", and they themselves are 70-75 years old .. Where and whom did you defeat?
  5. carstorm 11
    carstorm 11 17 June 2020 15: 28
    I still know practically nothing about the father from the details. And probably I don’t know. And it is right. Like grandfather and grandmother who went through the whole war. They didn't say anything at all. No details. Only advice and the science of life. All the good from them. Only by awards do I have an idea of ​​their path. And so it is. Usually the loudest increase their self-esteem by talking about their exploits. And usually they are only in their head.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 17 June 2020 15: 49
      My dad didn’t say anything either, how many times I didn’t ask him ... So, life moments, how the fish were jammed with grenades, and the birch was “sawed” from the PPSh and about driving day and night .... From trophies - an accordion and a general's dirk.
  6. Vitaly Tsymbal
    Vitaly Tsymbal 17 June 2020 16: 26
    Thinking out loud..
    I have been speaking to schoolchildren and youth for a long time, since 1984, when I returned from Afghanistan.
    In the 80s - the most common question from children: how many spirits did you kill?
    90s - what feat did you accomplish?
    zero - and for what they fought in Afghanistan?
    today - and what kind of feature film (!!!) about Afghanistan do you like?
    There is something to think about .....
  7. nikvic46
    nikvic46 17 June 2020 16: 42
    In the 50s, the boy wanted to hear some kind of story about the war. But the front-line soldiers did not pay attention to us. And only after drinking, they had an unhurried conversation. We quietly eavesdropped. But this was extremely rare.