TIL that a French Soldier called Albert Severin Roche, had personally captured 1,180 prisoners. He was called the “first soldier of France” by allied supreme commander Marechal Foch

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  1. Some of his stories were crazy! The guy was basically real life Rambo:

    Captured and Interrogated

    Albert volunteered regularly for reconnaissance missions, but on one occasion, he was captured with his wounded lieutenant. Isolated in a bunker during an interrogation, he managed to overwhelm and kill his interrogator, stealing his pistol. He returned to the French lines with 42 new prisoners while wearing his wounded lieutenant on his back.

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