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Henry Metelmann

Henry Metelmann was born into a working class family in Altona, near Hamburg, on Christmas Day, 1922. A member of the Hitler Youth, he was called up into the Wehrmacht in 1940, becoming a panzerjager, or rank driver. After service in France, his unit went via the Southern Russian Front to Stalingrad. After the Battle of Kursk, his unit moved to Polan and then Austria. Surrendering in 1945, he was a POW in America and then Britain. After a short time in Germany, he returned to Britain and worked...See more