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ONE SOLDIER AND HITLER, 1918 The Story of Henry Tandey, VC, DCM, MM

ONE SOLDIER AND HITLER, 1918
The Story of Henry Tandey, VC, DCM, MM 
The first is Henry Tandey an ordinary man later deemed to be ‘a hero of the old berserk type', born and brought up in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, who displayed extraordinary courage to emerge from the First World War as the most decorated British private to survive the war. The second is Adolf Hitler who was highly decorated in his service to Germany in the Great War and went on to become one of the most infamous dictators in history, later bringing the world to the brink of destruction during the Second World War. It seems unlikely that their fates should collide. Yet in 1938 Hitler named Tandey as the soldier who spared his life on 18 September 1918 in the aftermath of the Battle of Marcoing – an assertion that came to the surprise of Henry Tandey himself.
One Soldier and Hitler tells the story of Tandey's and Hitler's Great War, the moment when their lives became intertwined – if in fact they did –and how Tandey lived with the stigma of being known not for his chest-full of medals for gallantry in service of King and Country, but as the man who let Hitler live. Hitler and Tandey allegedly encountered each other at the French village of Marcoing on the 28/11/1918 and relates German soldier wandered into Tandey's line of fire. The enemy soldier was wounded and did not even attempt to raise his own rifle. Tandey chose not to shoot. The German soldier saw him lower his rifle and nodded his thanks before wandering off. That soldier is purported to have been Hitler. Urban myth or not ?

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Product Code: 25129
Author: David Johnson
ISBN: 9780752466132
Format: HB, 192 pp Published Price £14.99
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