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I've never been a soldier. I was an air cadet once, but that mostly involved sitting in a mouldy hut learning about aeroplane engines with the hint that one day we might go flying.

Yet, anyone who has spent time defending their nation, or at least drinking bromide-laced-tea for their nation, must have stories to tell. Tell them now.

(, Thu 23 Mar 2006, 18:26)
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Back In Soviet Russia Part II.
Also, my great grandad was in the KGB. He spent years in counter-espionage, where he could've been shot on a day-to-day basis, but all that happened was he met my great grandmother while undercover at her university. He did end up getting shot, but this was after he'd been rewarded with a cushy post in the Travel bureau. Why did they shoot him? Aparantly he played tennis every week with a guy Stalin thought had enough power to try a coup. Not that that means much since by that point Stalin suspected everyone who had an indoor office and two secretaries, and indeed anyone who was taller than him.

My other great grandad was in the KGB too, but this was after they'd finished up the shooting of people. In fact, he was a veterinarian, and they hired him because they'd executed all the doctors.
(, Sat 25 Mar 2006, 11:34, closed)

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