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Old 12-27-2018, 10:10am   #1
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Default Here's an extraordinary WWII event you may not know about...

Here's a link to an event that happened in the closing hours of WWII, when American GIs and German soldiers joined forces to save the legendary Lipizzaner Horses:

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2018/...0Igm_1kzBMVDnE
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They are beautiful horses! How anyone could simply shoot them is beyond me. I saw them in my City several years ago when the riders put on a show here.
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Well many of the German troops including lots of officers were not fanatical Nazis. They were just fighting for their country. I have heard about this before.

Hitler ordered the destruction of Paris but the general in charge did not do it. Sometimes common sense does prevail as these two events prove!
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I did not know that. What a great story.
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Here is another true story about a German pilot in a Bf 109 who instead of shooting down a crippled B-17 escorted it back to safety. Years later the two pilots meet.

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Here is another true story about a German pilot in a Bf 109 who instead of shooting down a crippled B-17 escorted it back to safety. Years later the two pilots meet.

Bf 109 pilot Franz Stigler and B-17 pilot Charlie Brown's first meeting - YouTube
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https://www.amazon.com/Higher-Call-Incredible-Chivalry-War-Torn/dp/0425255735
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Also, made me think of this scene in Crimson Tide:

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