History Heartwarming / WorldWarII

11th May '18 9:58:48 AM MaulMachine
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* Chiune Sugihara was a Japanese diplomat who saved over 6,000 Lithuanian Jews by giving them travel visas to Japan. The Empire of Japan, despite being both an ally of the Nazis and also having similar views about their own racial superiority, didn't really care enough about Jews to bother with any kind of final solution. Chiune continued giving out these visas even when told to stop by his superiors. When he was eventually exiled, he kept throwing visa approvals out of the train as it left the station. Keep in mind that the horrors of the Holocaust were literally half a world away for this man and he had likely never even seen a Jew before he began this project.
6th May '18 6:02:37 PM Jhonny
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* For that matter, UsefulNotes/PopePiusXII. Contrary to the image as a 'nazi sympathizer', he saved many, many Jews as seen here: http://www.ptwf.org/Downloads/Did%20Pope%20Pius%20XII.pdf
4th Apr '18 9:05:34 PM lcrossmk8
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* The entirety of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbe_Day Elbe Day]], where the American and Russian armies met for the first time. Even before the Cold War began and both sides went back to being suspicious of each other, it's truly sweet that just for one day, the soldiers just hung out together for a few hours, forgetting the war and their own differences. If any more proof is needed, here's some of the [[https://web.archive.org/web/20170329003600/http://peashooter85.tumblr.com/post/117349618997/today-in-history-april-25th-1945-elbe-day photos]] taken on that day.

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* The entirety of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbe_Day Elbe Day]], where the American and Russian armies met for the first time. Even before the Cold War began and both sides went back to being suspicious of each other, it's truly sweet that just for one day, the soldiers just hung out together for a few hours, forgetting the war and their own differences. If any more proof is needed, here's some of the [[https://web.archive.org/web/20170329003600/http://peashooter85.tumblr.com/post/117349618997/today-in-history-april-25th-1945-elbe-day photos]] taken on that day. If there was one time when America and Russia, [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar two countries known for being the biggest of rivals and for consistently being downright]] ''nasty'' [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar to each other at the worst of times]], were true friends, it was World War II, and this moment showed it for all it was worth.
14th Mar '18 6:06:48 AM Larkmarn
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Allen_(soldier) Leslie "Bull" Allen]], an Australian Medic in the Battle of Mount Tambu went to rescue 12 wounded American soldiers amidst heavy gunfire. He carried out each soldier one by one while dodging bullets. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And saved every last one of them]]. Even more awesome is that he was completely [[BadassNormal Humble about it]]. Though his story languished in obscurity for years, his recognition gained after {{Music/Sabaton}} made a song about his heroism, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7N1yGe_HYs "The Ballad of Bull]]. Many a manly tear was shed.
* There is a tiny village in modern Saxony-Anhalt called Pansfelde, where one of these happened: in the late days of the war, 2 Wehrmacht soldiers were on break from the front service, but were notified about an allied bomber raid. In the woods, they happened to come across a group of children fleeing from the bombers. They managed to get most of them into a nearby cave, except for 2 of them. Unable to get them to safety and the bombers close, they instead shielded the remaining children with their own bodies, dying in the process but the children all survived. Due to this, a grave with one of their helmets exists in the woods near the spot to this day, and can be seen cleary as it is situated right next to the street build in that area. It stands as a testament to their sacrifice, and also as proof that even the bad guys in a war have those among their ranks who care about humanism and protecting the weak.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Allen_(soldier) Leslie "Bull" Allen]], an Australian Medic in the Battle of Mount Tambu went to rescue 12 wounded American soldiers amidst heavy gunfire. He carried out each soldier one by one while dodging bullets. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And saved every last one of them]]. Even more awesome is that he was completely [[BadassNormal Humble about it]]. Though his story languished in obscurity for years, his recognition gained after {{Music/Sabaton}} made a song about his heroism, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7N1yGe_HYs "The Ballad of Bull]]. Many a manly tear was shed.
* There is a tiny village in modern Saxony-Anhalt called Pansfelde, where one of these happened: in the late days of the war, 2 Wehrmacht soldiers were on break from the front service, but were notified about an allied bomber raid. In the woods, they happened to come across a group of children fleeing from the bombers. They managed to get most of them into a nearby cave, except for 2 of them. Unable to get them to safety and the bombers close, they instead shielded the remaining children with their own bodies, dying in the process but the children all survived. Due to this, a grave with one of their helmets exists in the woods near the spot to this day, and can be seen cleary as it is situated right next to the street build in that area. It stands as a testament to their sacrifice, and also as proof that even the bad guys in a war have those among their ranks who care about humanism and protecting the weak.
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3rd Mar '18 4:07:14 PM TheKaizerreich
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Allen_(soldier) Leslie "Bull" Allen]], an Australian Medic in the Battle of Mount Tambu went to rescue 12 wounded American soldiers amidst heavy gunfire. He carried out each soldier one by one while dodging bullets. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And saved every last one of them]]. Even more awesome is that he was completely [[BadassNormal Humble about it]]. Though his story languished in obscurity for years, his recognition gained after {{Music/Sabaton}} made a song about his heroism, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7N1yGe_HYs "The Ballad of Bull]]. Many a manly tear was shed.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Allen_(soldier) Leslie "Bull" Allen]], an Australian Medic in the Battle of Mount Tambu went to rescue 12 wounded American soldiers amidst heavy gunfire. He carried out each soldier one by one while dodging bullets. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And saved every last one of them]]. Even more awesome is that he was completely [[BadassNormal Humble about it]]. Though his story languished in obscurity for years, his recognition gained after {{Music/Sabaton}} made a song about his heroism, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7N1yGe_HYs "The Ballad of Bull]]. Many a manly tear was shed.shed.
* There is a tiny village in modern Saxony-Anhalt called Pansfelde, where one of these happened: in the late days of the war, 2 Wehrmacht soldiers were on break from the front service, but were notified about an allied bomber raid. In the woods, they happened to come across a group of children fleeing from the bombers. They managed to get most of them into a nearby cave, except for 2 of them. Unable to get them to safety and the bombers close, they instead shielded the remaining children with their own bodies, dying in the process but the children all survived. Due to this, a grave with one of their helmets exists in the woods near the spot to this day, and can be seen cleary as it is situated right next to the street build in that area. It stands as a testament to their sacrifice, and also as proof that even the bad guys in a war have those among their ranks who care about humanism and protecting the weak.
29th Jan '18 5:13:29 PM giygasattack
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Allen_(soldier) Leslie "Bull" Allens]], an Australian Medic in the Battle of Mount Tambu went to rescue 12 wounded American soldiers amidst heavy gunfire. He carried out each soldier one by one while dodging bullets. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And saved every last one of them]]. Even more awesome is that he was completely [[BadassNormal Humble about it]]. Though his story languished in obscurity for years, his recognition gained after {{Music/Sabaton}} made a song about his heroism, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7N1yGe_HYs "Ballad of the Bull]]. Many a manly tear was shed.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Allen_(soldier) Leslie "Bull" Allens]], Allen]], an Australian Medic in the Battle of Mount Tambu went to rescue 12 wounded American soldiers amidst heavy gunfire. He carried out each soldier one by one while dodging bullets. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And saved every last one of them]]. Even more awesome is that he was completely [[BadassNormal Humble about it]]. Though his story languished in obscurity for years, his recognition gained after {{Music/Sabaton}} made a song about his heroism, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7N1yGe_HYs "Ballad "The Ballad of the Bull]]. Many a manly tear was shed.
27th Jan '18 11:27:48 AM Conannerd22
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* The greater lot of students from the University of Oslo were rounded up and transported to Germany in the autumn of 1943. The plan was to "nazifice" the Norwegians, who promptly resisted by "rewinding" the nazi propaganda ''every night'' after intense sessions of brainwashing. One of them had heart enough for some starving gypsie children who always stood on the other side of a barbed wire fence. He always shared his food with them, although it was pointed out to him that those children probably were toast anyway. But this student kept up the habit - [[TearJerker until the morning the children didn´t show...]].

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* The greater lot of students from the University of Oslo were rounded up and transported to Germany in the autumn of 1943. The plan was to "nazifice" the Norwegians, who promptly resisted by "rewinding" the nazi propaganda ''every night'' after intense sessions of brainwashing. One of them had heart enough for some starving gypsie Rromani children who always stood on the other side of a barbed wire fence. He always shared his food with them, although it was pointed out to him that those children probably were toast anyway. But this student kept up the habit - [[TearJerker until the morning the children didn´t show...]].
27th Jan '18 10:58:00 AM Conannerd22
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27th Jan '18 10:57:09 AM Conannerd22
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** Algot Niska, a notorious Finnish bootlegger, began during the WWII to smuggle Jews away from German occupied areas. He was also a skillful artist, and he used his graphical skills to forge passports. His speedboat, designed for smuggling alcohol, was faster than anything the officials could set against him. Finland flatly refused to cede any Jews or Gypsies to the Nazis.

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** Algot Niska, a notorious Finnish bootlegger, began during the WWII to smuggle Jews away from German occupied areas. He was also a skillful artist, and he used his graphical skills to forge passports. His speedboat, designed for smuggling alcohol, was faster than anything the officials could set against him. Finland flatly refused to cede any Jews or Gypsies Rromanis to the Nazis.
21st Jan '18 9:50:49 AM Daimos
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Allen_(soldier) Leslie "Bull" Allens]], an Australian Medic in the Battle of Mount Tambu went to rescue 12 wounded American soldiers amidst heavy gunfire. He carried out each soldier one by one while dodging bullets. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And saved every last one of them]]. Even more awesome is that he was completely [[BadassNormal Humble about it]]. Though his story languished in obscurity for years, his recognition gained after [[Music/Sabaton]] made a song about his heroism, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7N1yGe_HYs "Ballad of the Bull]]. Many a manly tear was shed.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Allen_(soldier) Leslie "Bull" Allens]], an Australian Medic in the Battle of Mount Tambu went to rescue 12 wounded American soldiers amidst heavy gunfire. He carried out each soldier one by one while dodging bullets. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And saved every last one of them]]. Even more awesome is that he was completely [[BadassNormal Humble about it]]. Though his story languished in obscurity for years, his recognition gained after [[Music/Sabaton]] {{Music/Sabaton}} made a song about his heroism, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7N1yGe_HYs "Ballad of the Bull]]. Many a manly tear was shed.
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