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How the Nazis Helped a Brit Soldier Get England’s Top Medal


Every so often, history provides a story that is every bit as improbable as it is inspiring. This is one of them.

Permit me to share the truly remarkable tale of how a badly injured young soldier’s heroism defied the odds … and how his enemy helped him receive the recognition he deserved for it. Not any old recognition, either, but the highest honor Great Britain can bestow: the Victoria Cross. It’s their version of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Continue reading