History HeroicSacrifice / RealLife

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.
7th Feb '16 5:41:29 AM Kate
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* On January 26 2016, [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/26/us/indiana-school-bus/ Principal Susan Jordon]] of an elementary school near Indianapolis, Indiana, witnessed a bus suddenly jump the curb and was rolling at two of her students. She rushed and pushed them out of the way. While they did go to the hospital, their injuries were non-life-threatening. Principal Jordon, sadly, was fatally stuck.

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* On January 26 2016, [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/26/us/indiana-school-bus/ Principal Susan Jordon]] of an elementary school near Indianapolis, Indiana, witnessed a bus suddenly jump the curb and was rolling at two of her students. She rushed and pushed them out of the way. While they did go to the hospital, their injuries were non-life-threatening. Principal Jordon, sadly, was fatally stuck.struck.
* 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.
28th Jan '16 7:39:21 PM animenutcase
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* Arland Williams, the "sixth passenger" of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Florida_Flight_90 Air Florida Flight 90]]. When the plane crashed in the icy Potomac River, he and five other survivors scrambled to the tail section of the destroyed aircraft. Twice he was tossed a lifeline from a helicopter. Twice he handed it off to others more severely injured than himself. When the chopper returned again he had slipped below the surface, the only victim to die by drowning.

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* Arland Williams, the "sixth passenger" of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Florida_Flight_90 Air Florida Flight 90]]. When the plane crashed in the icy Potomac River, he and five other survivors scrambled to the tail section of the destroyed aircraft. Twice he was tossed a lifeline from a helicopter. Twice he handed it off to others more severely injured than himself. When the chopper returned again he had slipped below the surface, the only victim to die by drowning. Notably, Williams had a lifelong fear of water, making it even more awesome.
27th Jan '16 4:36:41 PM isoycrazy
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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Axon John Axon]]. On 9 February 1957, he was driving a goods train from Buxton to Stockport. Near the summit at Dove Holes, a steam pipe burst, disabling the locomotive brake and whistle, rendering the crew unable to contact the banking engine to tell it to stop. Axon stayed with his engine as the train ran away downhill, trying to shut off steam and use the tender brake to stop. He was killed when the train crashed into the back of another freight train at Chapel-en-le-Frith, but due to his actions, the signalman at Dove Holes was able to warn the staff at Chapel-en-le-Frith to evacuate a passenger train that was waiting at the adjacent platform.

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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Axon John Axon]]. On 9 February 1957, he was driving a goods train from Buxton to Stockport. Near the summit at Dove Holes, a steam pipe burst, disabling the locomotive brake and whistle, rendering the crew unable to contact the banking engine to tell it to stop. Axon stayed with his engine as the train ran away downhill, trying to shut off steam and use the tender brake to stop. He was killed when the train crashed into the back of another freight train at Chapel-en-le-Frith, but due to his actions, the signalman at Dove Holes was able to warn the staff at Chapel-en-le-Frith to evacuate a passenger train that was waiting at the adjacent platform.platform.
* On January 26 2016, [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/26/us/indiana-school-bus/ Principal Susan Jordon]] of an elementary school near Indianapolis, Indiana, witnessed a bus suddenly jump the curb and was rolling at two of her students. She rushed and pushed them out of the way. While they did go to the hospital, their injuries were non-life-threatening. Principal Jordon, sadly, was fatally stuck.
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