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Old 11-08-2015, 11:46 PM
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I came across this article about two French-Canadians who saved a lot of airmen in occupied France, working with/for the resistance.

French-Canadian spies outfox the Nazis to save Allied airmen in preparation for D-Day.

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LaBrosse first signed up for active duty with the Canadian army in 1940, when he turned eighteen. He was a sergeant in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals when the British recruited him as their first Canadian spy.

He parachuted into France on February 28, 1943, to be the contact between a French Resistance cell in Paris and the British secret service. He was soon blowing up bridges and rail installations, as well as firing machine guns and other small arms in raids against the Germans.

But the German secret police had infiltrated the Resistance cell. Learning this, M.I.9 ordered LaBrosse to leave France at once to avoid arrest. LaBrosse radioed back that he had become mother hen to twenty-nine downed Allied flyers, most of whom spoke no French. The next M.I.9 message ordered LaBrosse to leave the others behind. He flatly refused and instead guided his flock through enemy territory, crossing over the Pyrenees mountains into Spain, then on to the British-held territory of Gibraltar on the Mediterranean.

Dumais was a thirty-eight-year-old career sergeantmajor with Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal when he and some two thousand other Canadian soldiers were captured in a suicide raid on the port of Dieppe in August 1942. Vowing he’d never be delivered alive to a Nazi prison camp, he escaped from the train heading to Germany. Like LaBrosse, he fled via the Pyrenees.
And that's before they went back to France together to prepare for D-Day.
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Benjamin Solomon graduated from USC dental school in 1937. When war broke out, he probably thought he would spend the war fixing teeth, maybe Army teeth, but safe and sound in the USofA. He wound up serving as a field surgeon in the Pacific Theater in 1944. When his aid station in the Marianas Islands was attacked, he ordered the wounded evacuated, telling them he would stay and cover them. He killed two Japanese soldiers with his sidearm, stabbed another, then beat one of them to death before manning a machine gun. When the smoke cleared and the Japanese pushed back in a counter attack, Ben Solomon was found dead from at least 74 bullet wounds, with 98 dead Japanese soldiers around him. Ben was never awarded the Medal of Honor because his superiors in the military mistakenly thought he was ineligible because the Geneva Convention forbade medical personnel from taking up arms against the enemy. This was overruled when an investigation by a fellow dentist turned up his case. It was decided that he was in fact eligible for a medal because the Geneva Convention did not prohibit medical personnel from taking up arms in self defense or in the defense of others. He became the first Army dentist to receive the Medal of Honor, when he was presented with the medal posthumously in 2002. Ben Solomon was an only child, he was buried with his parents in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.
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Joe Medicine Crow of the Crow tribe in Montana, served in WW2, wearing war paint under his uniform and a sacred eagle feather in his helmet. During that conflict he did the four things required of a Crow chief: touch an enemy without killing them (aka counting coup), taking an enemy's weapon, leading a successful war party, and stealing an enemy's horse. On the last one, he successfully stole 50 horses from Nazi SS troops, singing a Crow honor song as he rode off, which I imagine freaked the fuck out of the Germans. Joe went on to become the last war chief of the Crow tribe. President Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.
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8 badass Jews who gave Nazis exactly what they deserved and then some.
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In 1933, while much of America's political leaders were busy convincing themselves that the Nazis were just passionate about stretching their triceps, Cohen, a former U.S. congressman from New York, prominently endorsed a boycott of German goods.

"Any Jew buying one penny’s worth of merchandise made in Germany is a traitor to his people," Cohen announced at a meeting of the Jewish War Veterans. While the boycott (obviously) failed to stop the Nazis, it helped galvanize Jewish resistance in the United States and frame opposition to the regime as a moral duty.
So the NAZI claims that international Jews were instrumental in helping destroy their economy are true...

Looks like this Jew helped Hitler and his racism into great power.

Bad Jew confirming stereotypes which lead to racist Hitler having great power over Germany and attempting to destroy Europe.
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The Great Depression hit Germany in 1929--a good four years before Cohen made his call for Jews to boycott German goods. Please explain how that boycott called in 1933 could have reached back in time four years to throw Germany's economy into the abyss.

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