World: Ziggy

Ziggy is a Pole who has fought for two years in the Polish Army, for two years in the German. He is also probably the only prisoner taken in Normandy who ended up as a privileged guest. When paratroopers of the 82nd U.S. Airborne Division captured Ziggy, their close-cropped heads were beginning to grow shaggy after three weeks in the front line. Almost the only technicians who had not jumped with the paratroopers were barbers: that was where Ziggy, who had been a barber back in Warsaw, came in. He borrowed a pair of shears and went to work.

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