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  1. In the Second World War, there are a lot of such examples.

    But the one I remember most is Leo Major, a Canadian Army soldier.
    One of the first feats he performed after the Normandy landings, capturing a German armored personnel carrier. A few days later, he encountered an SS patrol. Major killed four Nazis, but one of them managed to use a phosphorous grenade. The explosion knocked out Leo's eyes, but he refused to evacuate.
    During the Battle of the Scheldt, he single-handedly captured 93 German soldiers. First, Major captured an ordinary soldier and an officer. After shooting a few more men, he forced the rest of the garrison to surrender.
    In February 1945, the truck in which he was traveling hit a mine. Major suffered fractures to his back, ankles, and ribs. But in March 1945, he returned to the front.

    In April 1945, Major's regiment approached the Dutch city of Zwolle. Leo Major and Willy Arsenault went to the city to assess the enemy's forces, but in fact they had already decided that they could capture the city alone. Around midnight, Arsenault was killed by the Germans. Leo retaliated by killing two Nazis, then entering the city, captured the staff driver. The driver led him to a bar where one of the officers was staying. Leo convinced him that the city would soon be stormed, and released him to warn his own people. Leo himself, with the help of a machine gun, grenades and other improvised means, decided to make a fuss in the city in order to create the illusion of an offensive. During the uproar, Major captured a dozen more soldiers, leading them out of the city and giving them to the Allies. During the rest of the night, he managed to set fire to the headquarters of the Gestapo and SS, killed four officers and a dozen soldiers. At 4: 30, he discovered that the Germans were leaving the city.

    Major also took part in the Korean War, capturing and holding Hill 355. 20 men, including himself, fought off 14,000 Chinese soldiers for several days. And still fought back.

    You don't need to go far for other examples. I. N. Kozhedub – an ace pilot with 64 victories to his credit; I. P. Sereda-disarmed a German tank and captured four tankmen, being armed with a rifle and an axe; D. R. Ovcharenko-single-handedly destroyed 21 Nazis with grenades and an axe. And hundreds more similar characters.

  2. right out in the field? that is, not a counterintelligence officer or commander, but just once, went out alone and killed everyone?
    well…. the nearest thing that comes to mind is 300 Spartans.

    For the sake of historical reference, I must say that there were not only 300 Greeks, but also a few more of their allies, who also stayed voluntarily.

    BUT, again, for the sake of the same reliability, we remind you that the Greek comrades remained as a “disastrous detachment”, i.e. they deliberately went to their deaths against almost 10 times the superior forces of the enemy.

    And stood there toli 2, toli 3 days, I don't remember exactly and I don't want to lie.

    Like the icing on the cake, they fell at the moment when the traitor led a detachment through the mountains to their rear.

    Such a normal situation turns out, the army could not pass the place that was defended by about 500 people for 2-3 days 10-20 times more.
    Well.. I think we can safely say that there is only one soldier in the field, because for each soldier there, as in movie fights, there were 20 enemy soldiers.

  3. The Tiger crew, commanded by Franz Staudegger. The crew of the damaged tank managed to fight off 50 Soviet tanks. 22 tanks were hit.

    The KV-1 crew under the command of Zinovy Kolobanov managed to destroy 22 German tanks from an ambush.

    Separately, it is worth mentioning the German ace pilots who shot down 200-300 enemy aircraft: Erich Hartmann (352), Gunter Rall (275), Otto Kittel (267), etc.

  4. Many military professions involve solitude on the battlefield-fighter pilots, minesweepers, scouts and spies. Or terrorists, perpetrators of political assassinations. You yourself can probably remember when the murder of a politician had great consequences for the fate of states and armies.

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