Rigel, a Newfoundland dog, belonging to First Officer Murdoch, saved the passengers in Life Boat 4. They were drifting in front of the Carpathia, too weak to call out. Thanks to the barking, Captain Rostron saw the boat on the starboard end of the bridge and ordered the engines stopped. Jonas Briggs, a seaman aboard the Carpathia kept the dog.
Because of the bombing in 1941, many animals in the Belfast Zoo were killed due to fears of them escaping. This baby elephant named Shelia was kept for months in this unknown woman's backyard, until it was safe for her to return to the zoo. Happily Sheila went on to survive the war, living another 25 years until her death at the zoo in 1966.
Liverpool man trained dogs to parachute into Normandy for D-Day landings
Miss Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic champion in history, with two tennis victories in the ladies’ singles and the mixed doubles. It was only as of these Games in Paris that women were allowed to take part in Olympic competitions. 1900 Olympics
Korean women were forced to become "comfort women" to Japanese troops. She was gang raped repeatedly. Then she became pregnant. But that would not stop the soldiers. They sat on her stomach to force the fetus out, and crushed it to pieces with their boots. Immediately after, they continued to take turns to rape her. The comfort women were forced to have sex with the Japanese troops.
Casper Ten Boom 84yr old Dutch Hero who was Arrested for Aiding Jews and resisters during WW2 he was interrogated in prison, by the Gestapo who told him they would release him because of his age so that he could "die in his own bed". He replied: "If I go home today, tomorrow I will open my door to anyone who knocks for help". When asked if he knew he could die for helping Jews, he replied, "It would be an honor to give my life for God's chosen people."