Both my grandfathers fought in the Great War; neither talked about their time on the Western Front. Only after their deaths did I discover that one was captured in March 1918 in the German March Offensive; the other served the army service corps.
What stories they could have told me. Their battlefield tours were for real. Because they didn’t tell me, and I wanted to know, I researched the Great War to discover for myself what they and all servicemen went through.