Skeleton of British WWII soldier who singlehandedly fought off German attack ‘found’ in Italy

Historians in Italy believe they have found the remains of a British officer who was hailed a hero during the Second World War after holding off a German attack singlehandedly, armed only with a pistol and hand grenades.

They have unearthed a skeleton close to a strategic point that was the focus of a fierce battle in September 1943 in the days following the Allied landings at Salerno, south of Naples.

About 10 yards from the human remains they found a silver bracelet which is inscribed “R. Donald Brown”.

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  • I’m sure there are more remains of brave men to be found.

  • tom_billesley

    Perhaps he should be buried on top of the hill that he defended, with a suitable monument. At his post for 74 years, he’s earned it.

  • andycanuck
    • An unfair characterization, Italy was no fun at all.

      • andycanuck

        Yes, f#ck Lady Astor.

  • Millie_Woods

    Nice work soldier. You made Britain safe for the traitors that inherited it. What a waste. RIP.

  • Maggat

    The last great generation? I hope not.