A Single WWII Soldier Liberated An Entire German Occupied City By Himself
The story of a Canadian soldier named Leo Major is both funny and deserves to be in an action movie. In April of 1945, Leo was by himself when he entered a German occupied town in the Netherlands called Zwolle. He captured a German soldier, holding a gun to him and shouting orders in a loud, authoritative voice. Leo told the German soldier that the town was surrounded. They would consider letting them live, as long as they surrendered peacefully. Next, he began running through the streets of Zwolle firing a machine gun into the air, and tossing random grenades to make as much noise as possible. This was the middle of the night, so most of the German soldiers were asleep in their beds, startled awake by what they thought was an attack by the entire Canadian army. The Germans surrendered, and Leo Major liberated the entire town.