‘Avatars’ of Awagne 1944, Belgium

The hard decision of Mr Willy Kelner in 1944.  General Patton’s tanks where not far from the Commognes.   Willy and Marie Antoinette Kelner persuaded the Wehrmacht soldiers to laid down their arms and reassembled them near the church to give them food and tea. In the evening the Waffen SS Soldiers evacuated the Wehrmacht and take their place, After a few days of hard fighting the Waffen SS  retreated. In the evening, I and all the people of Awagne rushed to the church to see Patton’s tanks entering Awagne. For me this was the end of the war. 

Awagne 1944: an avatar

Awagne the church

Marie Antoinette and Willy Kelner: an avatar.

!943, pres des Commognes

I and willy Kelner: an avatar


  Awagne, the church.