It is with sadness that I have to report this:
Germany’s brilliant Panzer commander Michael Wittmann, who died in the battle for Normandy on 8th August 1944 has had his burial plaque stolen by wicked disrespectful thieves. The theft of the stone has been reported to police.
I know that there are unscrupulous dealers out there who use unethical tactics to trade in WWII German relics. Sadly, the disgusting trade in such items does happen. I abhor grave-robbers. The people who ransacked Michael’s burial place may have tried to destroy his dignity, just so someone can say they “own” his burial plaque, but I tell you this…Nothing can destroy his dignity! Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittmann’s name will live on 100 years + from now unlike those stinking grave-robbers who will be long dead and UTTERLY forgotten.