Monday, May 07, 2018

The WWII soldier who liberated a whole town by himself


Leo Major is known as the liberator of Zwolle, Netherlands.
"Most soldiers would probably have gone home after the first explosion claimed their left eye.
It was the dying months of the Second World War and Hitler was losing, but Canadian troops were still pressing into the Netherlands — wet, cold and under fire. Losing an eye was a pretty easy ticket out of there. And for anyone who did stay, a second blast tossing them 15 feet in the air like a ragdoll, breaking their back and both ankles, would have sealed the deal.
But Leo Major was no ordinary soldier."
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