December 5, 2012
Not native speaker, as indicated above, had to learn German while in the British Occupation zone of Austria (Steiermark) during the 1950's. No classes, books, or teachers, simply meeting people and having friends since I was not always in uniform.
Maurice G. Elton, originally from the UK. French + British background, but had to learn German during military service in Austria.Have two university degrees in German Lit. & a Ph.D. in Romance Lang & Lit. Retired.