View Full Version : "Those Brits sure need to see their Dentists more often !"

05-26-2009, 11:30 PM
Monte Cassino vet eats and talks properly again, shrapnel he has carried since 1944 drops out

For 65 years, Alfred Mann didn't talk much about his war-time experiences. Not that he didn't want to. He had just given up trying thanks to a combination of old war injuries that made it difficult to speak clearly. But now the 87-year-old veteran is relishing a new lease of life - after finding a half-inch piece of shrapnel on his pillow one morning. The metal shard is thought to have suddenly dislodged from his jaw and fallen from his mouth while he slept. Mr Mann had no idea he had been carrying the shrapnel or that it was behind...