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A British soldier spared Hitler's life

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Adolf Hitler, Nazi leader of Germany, got his start fighting in the trenches of World War One. Many don't know that history could have been changed on the battlefield if Henry Tandey, a British solider, had shot an unarmed Hitler when he had the chance. 

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Read about Hitler's World War One experience and his run in with Tandey here.

There are a number of historians that make the case that Tandey was not the soldier in question. Read here.

Who was Henry Tandey?

Read more about Hitler's service in World War One here.

How did the First World War shape Hitler's views and lead to the Holocaust?
Here is the Catholic teaching on just war.


All actions that we take will have results and consequences. We don't know what effects will come as a result of our choices. Did Tandey do the right and moral thing on the battlefield? That is a discussion that does not have a clear answer. What we do have to understand is that for every action we take, there will be an outcome.
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