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War times / Kriegszeit

John Russell, now in his 90’s, remembers bombing Dresden during the Second War, “we did not think about the people on the ground” he says.  But in the remote part of South West Wales where John lives a ‘little Germany’ has been created since that time.  This was where German prisoners were held during the war, and where the Panzers came for many years from 1961 with their tanks to practice firing.  Special relationships between Germans and locals were formed here.  Mary-Ann learns that Germans and British worked together to restore a beautiful old church, and that 150 locals (the ‘Panzer brides’) married German soldiers.