Leo Major

Leo Major

In 1944, a Canadian soldier named Leo Major singlehandedly captured 93 Nazi soldiers in the Netherlands. In 1945, he again singlehandedly liberated the City of Zwolle in the Netherlands with a population of 50,000 from the occupation of several hundred German soldiers. He killed several Nazis and ran up and down the streets shooting a machine gun and tossing grenades. The Germans fled panicking that a large body of Canadian force was attacking them. He was blind in one eye at that time, from a grenade wound he had suffered in 1941.

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