History HeroicSacrifice / RealLife

3rd Feb '17 12:25:38 PM a83hg
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* In 1944, [[http://web.archive.org/web/20060704165450/http:/www.house.gov/sherman/press_room/press/pr_020501_medalofhonor.htm Ben L. Salomon]], an American dentist of Jewish background, was working to treat his patients at a field hospital in Saipan when a troop of Japanese soldiers invaded. When they started to kill people inside, Salomon decided to let the Japanese know that they [[EpicFail messed with the wrong person]] and ordered every innocent person, both healthy and wounded, to leave as he stayed to [[TakingYouWithMe take out up to 100 enemy soliders]] before [[DyingMomentOfAwesome dying of the injuries he got in the fight]].

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* In 1944, [[http://web.archive.org/web/20060704165450/http:/www.house.gov/sherman/press_room/press/pr_020501_medalofhonor.htm Ben L. Salomon]], an American dentist of Jewish background, was working to treat his patients at a field hospital in Saipan when a troop of Japanese soldiers invaded. When they started to kill people inside, Salomon decided to let the Japanese know that they [[EpicFail messed with the wrong person]] person and ordered every innocent person, both healthy and wounded, to leave as he stayed to [[TakingYouWithMe take out up to 100 enemy soliders]] before [[DyingMomentOfAwesome dying of the injuries he got in the fight]].
2nd Feb '17 11:34:36 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* The Derbyshire village of Eyam, 1665. One of the villagers dies of the bubonic plague, most likely infected by fleas in a parcel of cloth sent from London, and other deaths soon follow. The people have had communication from London and know how the plague is tearing through the population there. They could abandon the village. They could bury their heads in the sand and go on with life as normal. They don't. Instead, by mutual agreement, they send away the unexposed children and then seal off the borders of the village, trading coins soaked in vinegar for food and supplies from other towns (left at certain agreed boundary spots). 14 months later, the outbreak was over but at least half the villagers were dead.

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* The Derbyshire village of Eyam, 1665. One of the villagers dies of the bubonic plague, most likely infected by fleas in a parcel of cloth sent from London, and other deaths soon follow. The people have had communication from London and know how the plague is tearing through the population there. They could abandon the village. They could bury their heads in the sand and go on with life as normal. They don't. Instead, by mutual agreement, they send away the unexposed children and then seal off the borders of the village, trading coins soaked in vinegar for food and supplies from other towns (left at certain agreed boundary spots). 14 months later, the outbreak was over but at least half the villagers were dead.dead.
* After a female Octopus lays her eggs, [[MamaBear she will stand guard over them for their entire 53-month-long incubation period.]] She won't even leave to find food and will instead resort to [[{{Autocannibalism}} eating one or more of her own arms.]] By the time they hatch, she's on the cusp of starvation.
11th Nov '16 4:04:01 PM hollowcity
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** Lucy the pit bull [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lucy-pit-bull-saves-lisa-potts-from-stabber_us_56781b49e4b06fa6887dde24 lost her life]] defending her owner's mother from a violent ex-boyfriend. Despite being stabbed in the neck, Lucy refused to stop fighting and succumbed to her wounds the next day.



* The 9th and 12th Armies of the Wehrmacht during the Battle of Halbe, WorldWarTwo. High turnover during 1944 meant that only the mid-level and senior officers in those armies had actually committed War Crimes against enemy civilians and POW, and so most of the rank-and-file of thoese armies had actually only killed a small number (if any) of either. Two decimated Armies standing against far superior Soviet forces, these units held the line in the Battle of Halbe to provide a corridor for refugees across the Elbe so they could surrender to the US instead of the Soviets. The Soviets nominally had about 200,000 soldiers arrayed against the roughly 50,000 men of the 9th and 12th Armies, who believed they were keeping the maybe 160,000 civilian refugees from being exterminated (this was not actual policy, though in practice they would almost certainly have been robbed and some may even have been sexually assaulted by some of the Red Army's less-disciplined logistics troops). In the aftermath, 30 000 German soldiers were dead (and 10,000 civilians), 120,000 soldiers and civilians were captured by the Soviets, and over 30,000 Germans had managed to escape across Elbe with all their valuables to start a new life in The West.

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* The 9th and 12th Armies of the Wehrmacht during the Battle of Halbe, WorldWarTwo. High turnover during 1944 meant that only the mid-level and senior officers in those armies had actually committed War Crimes against enemy civilians and POW, and so most of the rank-and-file of thoese armies had actually only killed a small number (if any) of either. Two decimated Armies standing against far superior Soviet forces, these units held the line in the Battle of Halbe to provide a corridor for refugees across the Elbe so they could surrender to the US instead of the Soviets. The Soviets nominally had about 200,000 soldiers arrayed against the roughly 50,000 men of the 9th and 12th Armies, who believed they were keeping the maybe 160,000 civilian refugees from being exterminated (this was not actual policy, though in practice they would almost certainly have been robbed and some may even have been sexually assaulted by some of the Red Army's less-disciplined logistics troops). Specifically, the young General Walther Wencke was said to have eschewed his final orders from (now dead) German high command and instead ordered his men to create a corridor to allow wounded soldiers and civilians to escape. Witnesses said he was nearly the last one to cross the river. In the aftermath, 30 000 German soldiers were dead (and 10,000 civilians), 120,000 soldiers and civilians were captured by the Soviets, and over 30,000 Germans had managed to escape across Elbe with all their valuables to start a new life in The West. Walther Wencke was later taken prisoner and released in 1947 and ultimately died in a car crash in 1987.
26th Apr '16 8:41:29 PM HK-99
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tQ4pHfcNm8]] Sabaton even wrote a song about it.

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** * [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tQ4pHfcNm8]] Sabaton even wrote a song about it.
26th Apr '16 8:38:03 PM HK-99
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tQ4pHfcNm8]] Sabaton even wrote a song about it.
13th Apr '16 9:24:18 AM NinjaDuckie
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** Echoing this action, Russian Special Forces officer [[http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160329/1037166120/russian-hero-palmyra-named-father.html Alexander Prokhorenko]], who was embedded in Syria providing artillery intelligence on strategic Daesh locations, was discovered and surrounded. He [[https://www.funker530.com/airstrike-transcript-russian-operatives-last-words/ repeatedly ordered]] his superiors to target his position so that he would "die with dignity" and take them with him.

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** Echoing this action, action in March 2016, Russian Special Forces officer [[http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160329/1037166120/russian-hero-palmyra-named-father.html Alexander Prokhorenko]], who was embedded in Syria providing artillery intelligence on strategic Daesh locations, was discovered and surrounded. He [[https://www.funker530.com/airstrike-transcript-russian-operatives-last-words/ repeatedly ordered]] his superiors to target his position so that he would "die with dignity" and take them with him.
13th Apr '16 9:23:45 AM NinjaDuckie
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** Echoing this action, Russian Special Forces officer [[http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160329/1037166120/russian-hero-palmyra-named-father.html Alexander Prokhorenko]], who was embedded in Syria providing artillery intelligence on strategic Daesh locations, was discovered and surrounded. He [[https://www.funker530.com/airstrike-transcript-russian-operatives-last-words/ repeatedly ordered]] his superiors to target his position so that he would "die with dignity" and take them with him.
2nd Mar '16 8:55:30 PM MAI742
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* The 9th and 12th Armies of the Wehrmacht during the Battle of Halbe, WorldWarTwo. Two decimated units standing against far superior Soviet forces, these two units held the line in the Battle of Halbe to provide a corridor for refugees across the Elbe so they could surrender to the US instead of the Soviets. The Soviets had 280 000 soldiers arrayed against the 50 000 men of the 9th and 12th Armies, who stood in defence of 160 000 civilian refugees. In the aftermath, 30 000 German soldiers were dead (and 10 000 civilians), 120 000 (both soldiers and civilians) were captured by the Soviets, and over 30 000 Germans had managed to escape across Elbe.

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* The 9th and 12th Armies of the Wehrmacht during the Battle of Halbe, WorldWarTwo. High turnover during 1944 meant that only the mid-level and senior officers in those armies had actually committed War Crimes against enemy civilians and POW, and so most of the rank-and-file of thoese armies had actually only killed a small number (if any) of either. Two decimated units Armies standing against far superior Soviet forces, these two units held the line in the Battle of Halbe to provide a corridor for refugees across the Elbe so they could surrender to the US instead of the Soviets. The Soviets nominally had 280 000 about 200,000 soldiers arrayed against the 50 000 roughly 50,000 men of the 9th and 12th Armies, who stood in defence of 160 000 believed they were keeping the maybe 160,000 civilian refugees. refugees from being exterminated (this was not actual policy, though in practice they would almost certainly have been robbed and some may even have been sexually assaulted by some of the Red Army's less-disciplined logistics troops). In the aftermath, 30 000 German soldiers were dead (and 10 000 10,000 civilians), 120 000 (both 120,000 soldiers and civilians) civilians were captured by the Soviets, and over 30 000 30,000 Germans had managed to escape across Elbe.Elbe with all their valuables to start a new life in The West.
7th Feb '16 5:55:27 AM Kate
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* The Derbyshire village of Eyam, 1665. One of the villagers dies of the bubonic plague, most likely infected by fleas in a parcel of cloth sent from London, and other deaths soon follow. The people have had communication from London and know how the plague is tearing through the population there. They could abandon the village. They could bury their heads in the sand and go on with life as normal. They don't. Instead, by mutual agreement, they send away the uninfected children and then seal off the borders of the village, trading coins soaked in vinegar for food and supplies from other towns (left at certain agreed boundary spots). 14 months later, the outbreak was over but at least half the villagers were dead.

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* The Derbyshire village of Eyam, 1665. One of the villagers dies of the bubonic plague, most likely infected by fleas in a parcel of cloth sent from London, and other deaths soon follow. The people have had communication from London and know how the plague is tearing through the population there. They could abandon the village. They could bury their heads in the sand and go on with life as normal. They don't. Instead, by mutual agreement, they send away the uninfected unexposed children and then seal off the borders of the village, trading coins soaked in vinegar for food and supplies from other towns (left at certain agreed boundary spots). 14 months later, the outbreak was over but at least half the villagers were dead.
7th Feb '16 5:44:26 AM Kate
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* The Derbyshire village of Eyam, 1665. One of the villagers dies of the Black Death, most likely infected by fleas in a parcel of cloth sent from London, and other deaths soon follow. The people have had communication from London and know how the plague is tearing through the population there. They could abandon the village. They could bury their heads in the sand and go on with life as normal. They don't. Instead, by mutual agreement, they send away the uninfected children and then seal off the borders of the village, trading coins soaked in vinegar for food and supplies from other towns (left at certain agreed boundary spots). 14 months later, the outbreak was over but at least half the villagers were dead.

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* The Derbyshire village of Eyam, 1665. One of the villagers dies of the Black Death, bubonic plague, most likely infected by fleas in a parcel of cloth sent from London, and other deaths soon follow. The people have had communication from London and know how the plague is tearing through the population there. They could abandon the village. They could bury their heads in the sand and go on with life as normal. They don't. Instead, by mutual agreement, they send away the uninfected children and then seal off the borders of the village, trading coins soaked in vinegar for food and supplies from other towns (left at certain agreed boundary spots). 14 months later, the outbreak was over but at least half the villagers were dead.
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