Top 10 Acts of Kindness During World War II

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6. Little boy in the Photo

Little boy in the Photo

Carl Ruse was a prisoner of Japan. He had faced many horrible things like Bataan Death March. This was very painful march. Many people died in this march because it was a 60 miles march. People lost many of their possessions in this march. But Carl kept two of his possessions with him. There were two photographs with him. One of those photographs had a little boy in it. Tim Ruse was the grandson of Carl he wanted to know that why his grandfather kept the photograph of that little boy. After some investigation he came to know that the little boy helped his grandfather in the prison camp by passing him some food. Because of this food his grandfather sustained.


7. Christmas Eve Miracle

Christmas Eve Miracle

During the battle of Bugle, Germans and Americans were against each other in the battle field. On one evening three American men got lost in dark woods. They knocked the door of a German woman whose husband was also struggling in the war. The women not only gave them shelter but also provided them with a meal. After some time few lost German soldiers also came up to her house. She asked those soldiers to put down their arms. Both the Americans and Germans were residing in the same house. One American offered a cigarette to a German which became an ice breaker.


8. Gernot Knop and Dorothy Bird

Gernot Knop and Dorothy Bird

This incident is connection with a German man named Gernot Knop and a pilot of RAF named Willaim Ross. Both the men were against each other on the battlefield. During the battle William Ross died as his aircraft was damaged. Knop has witnessed the death of William Ross. He felt sympathy for him. After this incident Knop wrote a letter of William’s Fiancée named Dorothy Bird. The letter was written in English and Knop explained the entire incident of Willaim’s death to her. He even wrote how William’s body was given respect. Additionally he even attached some of the thing with the letter which belonged to Ross like Stamps, photographs.


9. Motts Tonelli and the Ring

Motts Tonelli and the Ring

Motts was a very intelligent man. He ran about 76 yards across the southern University of California. He even participated in Chicago Carnival. He played NFL in those Carnivals. In year 1942 he even served the army of United States. While serving the army he participated in the Bataan Death march. During the march a Japanese official asked Motts to give his Notre Dame Class Ring. When Motts declined to give his ring the Japanese official tried to threaten him. Finally Motts had to give his ring to him. But after this one Japanese officer came up to Motts and asked him if anyone has taken anything from him. Then Motts told him about the prized possession. The officer immediately took his possession and returned it to him.


10. Brown and Stigler

Brown and Stigler

This incident took place on 20th December 1943. After victorious bomb run on Bremen, the air craft of Charles Brown was highly damaged. German Fighters damaged the aircraft of Charles Brown named B-17 Flying Fortress. At that time Franz Stigler could have blown the bomber. But because of sympathy he let the crew go and didn’t shoot it. After 40 years of this incident, Charles Brown and Franz Stigler met. After meeting each other they shared a good bong of friendship between them. There friendship was very strong and it lasted till their death.

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