First World War

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Soldier Millions, the Portuguese who faced alone a German offensive
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Aníbal Augusto Milhais was a private soldier who fought in World War I and gained fame when he beat himself against the Germans to help with the withdrawal of forces ...





Soldado Milhões, o português que enfrentou sozinho uma ofensiva alemã - Vida - SAPO 24
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Aníbal Augusto Milhais foi um soldado raso que combateu na Primeira Guerra Mundial e ganhou fama quando se bateu sozinho contra os alemães para ajudar à retirada das forças ...

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Aníbal Augusto Milhais was a private soldier who fought in World War I and gained fame when he beat himself against the Germans to help with the withdrawal of allied forces.

It was in April 1918, during the Battle of La Lys (Flanders), and his acts of bravery earned him the highest national military award, the Order of Tower and Sword.

In their homeland, in the municipality of Murça, in the district of Vila Real, everyone knows the story of the poor and illiterate young man, a slight one and a half feet tall, who disobeyed the withdrawal orders and stayed behind, alone and sheltered in a trench, shooting at the enemy.

"I grew up listening to my grandfather's story. My grandfather ended up being very present in the family, "Lusa Eduardo Milliones Pinheiro, one of the grandchildren of Aníbal Augusto Milhais, told the Lusa news agency about the centenary of the arrival in Flanders of the first soldiers of the contingent that Portugal sent to fight in France. World War I.



In portuguese



Aníbal Augusto Milhais foi um soldado raso que combateu na Primeira Guerra Mundial e ganhou fama quando se bateu sozinho contra os alemães para ajudar à retirada das forças aliadas.

Foi em abril de 1918, durante a Batalha de La Lys (Flandres), e os seus atos de bravura valeram-lhe a mais alta condecoração militar nacional, a Ordem de Torre e Espada.

Na sua terra natal, no concelho de Murça, distrito de Vila Real, todos conhecem a história do jovem analfabeto e pobre, um franzino com pouco mais de metro e meio de altura, que desobedeceu às ordens de retirada e ficou para trás, sozinho e abrigado numa trincheira, a disparar contra o inimigo.

“Cresci a ouvir a história do meu avô. O meu avô acabou por estar sempre muito presente na família”, afirmou à agência Lusa Eduardo Milhões Pinheiro, um dos netos de Aníbal Augusto Milhais, a propósito do centenário da chegada à Flandres dos primeiros soldados do contingente que Portugal enviou para combater em França na I Guerra Mundial.


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He found that there were many Portuguese prisoners, and the Germans were dressed in the clothes of the prisoners, he met with 5 Irish soldiers and they thought that it was Portuguese military with German prisoners, that was false Millions saw the Nazi helmets, and warned the Irish MIlhões alone killed almost 200 German military



Video em português.Ele conta que viu muitos portugueses prisioneiros,e os alemães estavam vestidos com as roupas dos prisioneiros,ele se encontrou com 5 militares Irlandeses e eles pensavam que era militares portuguêses com prisioneiros alemães,que era falso Milhões viu os capacetes nazis,e avisou os Irlandeses MIlhões sozinho matou quase 200 militares alemãesIn portuguese.





Soldier's Million Pistol


 
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If he were really one-and-a-half feet tall, Avlis, he would never have been accepted for any army. You are mixing up your conversion-table, I'd guess.
 
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Friend we have a Portuguese saying, I think google translation bad.

Amigo temos um ditado português,penso que google tradução má.

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saying - Men do not measure up palms



Ditado - Os homens não se medem aos palmos



If he were really one-and-a-half feet tall, »»» little else had


It is not I who affirm that the soda was 1.5m of height little more


The pure certainty he was in the first war and killed many Germans, there is video he talks about the war only that the video is only in Portuguese language

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Soldado MIlhões


Portugal sent more than 75 thousand Portuguese soldiers in the first war, in the second war Portugal was neutral.