Harry, looks like Gaston’s unconfirmed claim was unconfirmed for a reason. Great story and I’m glad Konrad isn’t going to spend the rest of the war cleaning French toilets. He will still get his Bratwurst und Bier after all. This is going to be a long war.

"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."