I don't usually browse M and A but I'm really glad I did after watching those videos- they had a really good vibe about them and an inspiring story.
Would just like to share with how my great great uncle died in WW2. Your grandpa may have know of him (not personally) as he used to play cricket for England before the war. His name was Hedley Verity.
He was Commander of B company, Green Howards; the Yorkshire regiment who were taking part in the invasion of Sicily where they were involved with some resistance from the Germans. They undertook a night attack on the germans on a plain covered in corn fields, and their objective was to reach a farmhouse across a field. The Germans had set the corn alight and were prepared as they unleashed fire from both sides using machine guns. As they crawled along the floor he was hit in the chest and commanded his troops to leave him and 'keep going'.
He was then captured by the Germans and taken to a field hospital where he underwent an operation. Following this he was transferred back onto mainland Italy and initially brought to a German hospital in Naples but as it was full moved into an Italian hospital in Caserta. He underwent another operation to relieve pressure from his rib onto his lung which was successful but then soon after his condition rapidly deteriorated and died 12 days after being wounded.
One thing about the war is that there are so many different and interesting stories and I feel that so many have already been lost so documenting them for future generations is really important. There wont be another war like that ever, especially between us and the germans.
I'm sure there are some Germans on NS and it would be really cool to hear about the war from your point of view.