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Leo Major was a French Canadian man born in 1921. He probably didn’t think he was going to be more of a hero than the average soldier when he joined up with the Canadian Army at the start of World War II—supposedly he simply joined up because he wanted to show his father, with whom he had a shaky relationship, that he could do something to be proud of.
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Now that you know the story of Leo Major and his balls of solid steel check out this video and find out about Forgotten History- The Battleship Built in Union Square:
These stories like this are why I love this channel. Canadians liberated my mother's hometown of Groningen. They put a couple soldiers up in their home. Before that her school was the German Barracks at night. She can't relate stories without tears flowing to this day. I recorded an interview for a Warfare class Sac State. Rare glimpse into civilian life under Nazi occupation. I should publish it.
Canadians really are loved in The Netherlands. So few left who did so much against that bastard and his minions. Much honour to Canada! When will you folks get rid of your liberal idiot government? You are going to lose the freedoms you spilt blood for in Europe and elsewhere for strangers. Don't go down without a fight!
TheAKgunner Just like John Kerry’s 3 Purple Hearts, and the American snipers heroics?
I have no doubt this guy was a legitimate hero, (unlike Kerry) but the telling of his story just sounds very exaggerated. By the way here is some advice, don’t let Hollywood teach you history.
Probably cuz he told mongomery to shove the dc medal up his ass.. he was very humble never told his story became a simple pipe fitter. He died almost unknown. Only when a zwolle mission was sent to quebec to find him for a ceremony we found out his story. Sadly he passed away a few years ago. Probably lots of guys like him. Real vet heros dont brag or wright books or make idiot movies with walberges and Coopers.
It’s like he got a flashing star Power-Up from Mario Bros at the start of the game and it didn’t time out for the entire game.
Too bad he didn’t live to be 100. Among other things, he could’ve donated an afternoon of his time and retrieved the formerly elusive bin Laden.
I was already impressed with this guy, and then to hear he rejected a medal in protest of Montgomery's incompetence... BRILLIANT. Montgomery is the most overrated boob, perhaps in all of military history. He gets credited with El Alamein, which was actually someone else's battle plan (and Rommel was not even there to command the German troops), then his own two offensives- Market-Garden and the Scheldt, were fiascos because of his poor decision making in the planning stages. Add to that he was given the easiest beach to land at in Sicily and Normandy, and still failed to accomplish the objectives in the desired time frame (He was to take Caen in 3 days, it took him 30). Then he took credit for the American victory in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a prick from the word go.
I've always respected Leo Major, but I've never agreed with him. Bernard Montgomery was probably the most intelligent of the Allied High Commanders, and all honorable soldiers on both sides deserve respect. Most soldiers from every nation fought for their country and it's people, not their government.
The men and women who fought in WW2, my dad and his generation, most of them are gone now, may they rest in peace. Those still living are deserving of respect. My dad was in the battle of the bulge. He drove an ambulance. A bullet pierced his helmet, grazed his scalp, and out the other side. Knocked his helmet off. He kept on driving. He didn't get a medal for it. He was on guard duty at a MASH unit, and he killed a German commando. He didn't get a medal for that either. He was just doing what needed done. I don't care what anybody says, that's fuckin badass.
My great-uncle was a bombardier in the Italian campaign and his plane got severely damaged and the steering cables snapped. He went into the compartment with the steering cables and grabbed them and for two hours pretty much got the plane back to base. He was awarded the distinguished flying cross for that. He was later shot down over the Atlantic Ocean and was never seen again. You can see his name on the wall of the missing in the Sicily-American war cemetery in Nettuno, Italy. He was featured in a cartoon called Camel’s hero of the week. My other great grandpa was shot in the knee in the battle of the bulge, the other one won the Bronze Star for his actions in the Netherlands, I haven’t read the citation for it in a while so I forget what it was for I’ll have to ask my grandma.
I read about Leo Major for the first time 8 years ago on Cracked, an American comedy site, titled: "The 5 Most Epic One Man Rampages In the History Of War". Not in the Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, CBC, CTV, or Canadian history class growing up... a fucking comedy site
Wolfgang Von Zubaz Leo Major has an amazing military record, but he was very humble and a private personne. Also he wasn't american and spoke french. Much of french canadian history was lost in translation.
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Connect your device to your computer over USB.
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Using the adb tool: With the device powered on, execute:
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For Pixel 2 XL only with loader version prior to TMZ20a: the critical partitions may also need to be unlocked before flashing. The unlock can be performed with this command, and should NOT be done on other devices:
If you are updating an older device, run this command:
The target device will show you a confirmation screen. (This erases all data on the target device.)
See Unlocking the bootloader for more detailed instructions.
Open a terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.