5 Crazy Real Life WWII Soldiers Who Make Rambo Look Like My Mother!!

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This is from War History OnLine. 

I sadly have not heard of any of these men.

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War brings out many things in a man. The good, the bad and the ugly. These 5 everyday soldiers pulled off amazing feats of bravery at a time when their comrades needed them.

#1 Tommy Prince

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“He moved with absolute quiet because of the pair of moccasins he’d wear… sometimes, instead of killing the Germans, he’d steal something from them. Other times, he’d slit their throats and not make a sound.”

At the outbreak of World War II, Prince volunteered to fight with the Canadian Army and although Prince easily met the requirements for recruitment, he was turned down several times before he was finally accepted on June 3, 1940. He was originally a member of the Royal Canadian Engineers, trained as a sapper. He volunteered for duty with a parachute unit designated the 1st Canadian…

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Confessions of a (Former?) Book Hoarder

Amerikan Rambler: Everybody Has a Story

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“What is this obsession people have with books? They put them in their houses like they’re trophies. What do you need it for after you read it?”

–Jerry to George on Seinfeld

If you are a historian, you probably have lots of books. The same goes for all academics, historians or otherwise. You might have so many books, in fact, that they have become a problem. A problem to store, a problem to move, a problem to get read. Let’s face it, some of us are book hoarders.

I am a recovering one. Or at least, committed to change. It was easy to buy books when I was in graduate school. Much of my time was spent reading. In my first year at LSU, most of my waking hours were spent reading. And that is not an exaggeration. Grad school is intellectual boot camp and not all enlistees…

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Article: Discovery of ‘oldest’ Quran fragments could resolve history of holy text

#AceHistoryNews July.23 Discovery of ‘oldest’ Quran fragments could resolve history of holy text

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/23/opinions/quran-manuscript-analysis/

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