Harald Nugiseks

Russ Neveli all sai tunda,
mida tähendab eesti jonn –
ei pääse keegi kergelt,
kui eestlasi vähe ka on.
The Russian felt under Nevel
What does the Estonian stubborness mean –
Nobody gets away easily
Even if there are a few Estonians.
Iidse Narva müüride taga
puhkes vihane surmaheitlus,
nad teadsid, mis oli kaalul –
see oli eestlaste vabadusvõitlus.
Behind the ancient walls of Narva
An angry death battle began
They knew, what was on stake –
It was the Estonians freedom fight.
Idast Eestisse tuli häving
ja juhmisilmsed komissarid,
surm, nälg, mõnitused
ja Siberi laagrite narid.
From East came destruction to Estonia
And the Commissars with stupid eyes
Death, hunger, humiliation
And the bunk beds of Siberian camps.
Eesti sõdur Harald Nugiseks
käis läbi kolmest põrgust,
karm saatus otsustas nõnda –
ta ei pääsenud Gulagi võrgust.
Estonian soldier Harald Nugiseks
Went through three kinds of hell
But the harsh destiny decided –
He cannot escape the Gulag net.
Ta oli viimane neljast musketärist,
kelle rinda ehtis Rüütlirist,
teadke siis nende nimesid, eks:
Maitla, Riipalu, Rebane ja Nugiseks!
He was the last of four musketeers
Whose had the Knight's Cross on their chest
So know their names, okay:
Maitla, Riipalu, Rebane and Nugiseks!

Nugiseks and the author of this text sit in the hero's light room and think. They browse the heavy book of the Knight's Cross recipients, which was issued by a German named Schneider. The destiny of Maitla is known. Riipalu lived in England after fleeing to the West, had several different jobs and died on April 4, 1961 in Heckmondike, England, at the age of 49. Alfons Rebane lived in Augsburg, Germany, until March 8, 1976. He had a public funeral and a blue-black-white flag was on his coffin. Rebane, like his three fellow soldiers, was and remained a patriot in every meaning of this word. Even after he died the red journalism mocked him. And not only him but also the flag on his coffin.