Sunday, 22 January 2017

Leonard Knight

Pocket bible saved the life of a teenage First World War fighter after it too the impact of a German bullettLeonard Knight was just 17 years-old when he enlisted to fight and his aunt Minnie Yates gave him what was to be the life-saving little book.She wrote “To Leonard, with love from Aunt Minnie. July 1915” inside it and the Bible saved his life.
It is thought that Leonard was carrying the book in the breast pocket of his uniform when the German bullet struck.
The round penetrated the hardback front cover but was stopped by the thickness of the Bible.
Incredibly it was halted around 50 pages from the end of the book – and Leonard escaped without a scratch.
It is not known what happened to the young soldier after the near-miss although he is believed to have survived the war.-Read More

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