The man who could have shot Hitlertags: World War II, Nazi Germany, World War I, Adolf Hitler
...Adolf Hitler believed it was Providence that led him safely through the Great War, in which he fought for four years as a common soldier.
He had plenty of close shaves, but one incident stuck with him. He was wounded; a British soldier had him in his sights - close enough to make eye contact. But the British soldier lowered his gun. Hitler nodded in gratitude and crawled to safety.
Hitler became convinced the man who spared him was Henry Tandey. Tandey was indeed a gallant soldier. He also served for four years on the western front. He was wounded twice, but returned to duty. He received several medals for courage under fire, including Britain's highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross, equivalent to the US Medal of Honor. Tandey is described as the most decorated British enlisted man to have survived the war....
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