I saw his Wall show in SF a few years back. It was incredible.Roger Waters really is a fascinating guy. The story about his father's WW2 experience is so unglamorously banal and sad, it's the best WW2 story.At the outbreak of the war his father was a conscientious objector based on his Christianity. As the war dragged on and more stories about the crazy things the Nazis were doing got around eventually he joined up. At the recruitment office they told him he was officer material because he'd been to college. So he spent a few weeks getting trained up and they sent him to Italy. Then they put him in command of a dozen or so other idiots and a couple weeks later he was dead, and "The Anzio bridgehead was held for the price of a few hundred ordinary lives." I don't think Roger had even been born yet.
I hope that was met with an enormous surge of crowd support!