I'm researching the exploits of my grandfathers in WWI. They never spoke of their experiences (didn't want to) so I'm working off a handwritten timetable one of them did and snippets of brief glimpses they gave my parents (eg on my 21st birthday I had to go over the top for the first time). Both parents have been quite alarmed at what I'm discovering - the battles they fought and the action they would have seen. they feel as though they're getting to know their fathers beyond the grave. they have just not realised the extent of the horror they endured and the injuries they recieved in combat. A very interesting exercise and very recommended to any of you that had grandparents that served in either World War. Those with fathers in vietnam shoudl do likewise - I have first hand experience of how that kind of warfare can screw you up.