10 War Heroes Abandoned By Their Countries

10 War Heroes Abandoned By Their Countries


ten war heroes abandoned by their
country’s number ten Edward a Carter jr. there are some people who seem to have
done enough in their time to take up three lives that can certainly be said
for American soldier Edward a Carter jr. having moved from the u.s. to Shanghai
as a child Carter ran away from home he’s just 15 to take on the Imperial
Japanese Army in the 1930s later Carter fought in the Spanish Civil War against
the Nationalists General Francisco Franco and that became the first
sticking point for Carter in the eyes of the US you see socialism which was
generally associated with Franco’s enemies has traditionally been treated
with deep suspicion by the US so when Carter signed up to the war effort
against Nazi Germany his past made him deeply distrusted oh as well as him
being black in the forties and having been relegated to store room and kitchen
work despite his considerable experience he eventually proved his combat prowess
by taking out six German soldiers and using two more as a human shield
even so he was denied army reenlistment under suspicions he was a communist and
it took into 1999 fame to receive the Medal of Honor and an apology from the
Department of Defense number nine Henry Johnson 100 years ago around the time of
World War one men of color face obscenely over and racism in the
military particularly in the US and UK white American soldiers would often
refuse to serve alongside them spread warnings about them to civilians and
sometimes even kill them but that didn’t stop a black man like Henry Johnson from
contributing to the war effort Johnson’s conduct in the Great War was
truly the stuff of legend he fought through a total of 21 injuries
to fend off a group of German soldiers and save one of his fellow servicemen
but because of the deep racial resentment felt by his compatriots the
man terrorism was still not enough to prove his worthiness in their eyes his
injuries were omitted from the permanent record which meant he didn’t qualify for
the Purple Heart or a disability pension Johnson died just 11 years after his
moment of heroism barrage wasn’t until 1996 but Bill Clinton posthumously
awarded the Purple Heart and 2015 the Baraka
awarded him the Medal of Honor number eight witold pilecki in the modern day
the Auschwitz concentration camp stands as the starkest reminder about the
horrors of the Holocaust by – seven decades ago in the early days of the
Second World War the reality of those horrors weren’t even established as a
matter of fact part of that changed in part thanks to the actions of men like
witold pilecki in 1940 the Polish cavalry officer turned resistance
fighter actually volunteered to enter outfits and investigate so he got
himself rounded up and while he was in the camp he investigated gathered
information and even instigated a resistance movement before escaping in
1943 he even authored to the first report on the events unfolding at
Auschwitz but despite his heroism Palicki died a gruesome death
unbefitting of his actions as a critic of the post-war soviet government he
supported the Polish government-in-exile which made him an enemy of the state
so perhaps unsurprisingly Pilates efforts were rewarded with execution by
the Stalinist state in 1948 along with the injustice of his actions remaining
hidden until 1989 since then at the very least he has taken up the mantle as one
of the most revered figures of world war ii number seven water toll wolf atoll
was a man of many firsts most notably he was the first black British football
player as well as the first black British Army officer but back in the
early 20th century diversity was not something to be celebrated in both his
sporting and military exploits told face both systemic and personal racism at
first he wasn’t even allowed to sign up to the army on account of his
non-european heritage but once he had he was commended for his gallantry and
chorus by his superiors and was even recommended for the Military Cross
but as you’d expect from this list his pioneering efforts weren’t given the
honors they deserved over the years there have been multiple campaigns to
award him the Military Cross but to no avail
even as recently as 2018 British MP David Lammy called on the then Prime
Minister Theresa May with the backing of the opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to
give the posthumous award nothing yet but maybe we just need to get the beer
the way first and that’s probably taking up a lot of time number six Navajo code
talkers if you want to win a war you need a way to communicate effectively
and most importantly discreetly that wasn’t easy in World War two since
encrypted messages weren’t nearly as safe as they are now that’s unless you
had the Neverhood on the side this a Native American tribe was enlisted by
the US government to speak in their language to communicate plans and
strategies between stations often with euphemisms like hummingbird to mean
fighter plane which doesn’t appear in their lexicon and thanks to the
intricacies of the Navajo tongue it was effectively impossible for the Japanese
to break the code unlike other means of encryption based
on math or ciphers there was effectively no analogue to even approach breaking it
so with such an invaluable tool you’d think that the government will reward
the code talkers generously but the reality was that despite their service
the Navajo was still subject to the same discrimination as before they were
commonly denied jobs barred from entering some establishments and
couldn’t even vote in some national and state elections number five Eusebio and
bukey throughout the history of the British Empire the military employed
unit source from throughout the colonies but as was often the case Imperial
subjects were treated in a way that will be considered exploitative to brits
Eusebio and beauty is one of thousands of African soldiers who was shipped to
Burma to take on the Japanese forces that had captured the island from the
offset the Kings African Rifles as they were known will beset by rough seas
miserable conditions and disease before they even took on the Japanese troops
and buki was eventually discharged after falling ill and sent home but his
compensation as a de mobilized soldier was far less than what a white soldier
in his position would have received regular war gratuity would have been 10
shillings per month but he received just three and a half still alive at 90 and
bukey lives alone in a dilapidated Shack in his native kenya and says that he and
other african veterans were abandoned just like that that’s not exactly a good
look for the UK a country that makes every effort to celebrate its soldiers
number for gionee Sugihara anyone familiar with Japanese culture knows
that it’s steeped in tradition discipline and obedience sometimes even
to repressive levels so bear that in mind when I tell you about journey
Sugihara better known as simple having been stationed as the Japanese Consul in
Lithuania in 1939 almost immediately before the outbreak
of war tempo was very soon faced with a potentially life ruining choice as
thousands of Polish Jews fled to Lithuania to escape Nazi persecution
Sampo was one of just two consoles left in the capital thousands of those
refugees pleaded for transit visas through Japan which the imperial
government denied despite that Sampo chose to issue that anyway come
what may over the next month he wrote 6,000 visa forms himself more than 300
per day even as he evacuated Lithuania in 1940 he was throwing visas out of his
train window while we now see him as a hero
sento was not seen that way at the time at least by his own he was forced out of
his position in disgrace never taking your meaningful or respected work again
until his death in 1986 number 3 Gurkhas thanks to the high-profile campaign for
rights and compensation many Brits in the audience will be aware of the plight
of the Gurkhas but for those who don’t know the Gurkhas are a renowned group of
Nepalese soldiers hence the name which is an anglicized version of their home
principality the Gorka kingdom they’re well known in military circles for their
fierce loyalty and distinguished fighting skill having served in pretty
much every modern British conflict but despite their dutiful service Gurkhas
have faced continual discrimination from the UK at various times they’ve been
punished for speaking English pressure to practice Hinduism despite being
Buddhist and even now they receive far less in terms of compensation for
example Gurkha pensions amount to roughly 70 pounds or less than $100 a
month compared to around seven times that for British soldiers the British
government says it’s justified based on living costs that’s what ever happened
to equal work for equal pay and to the very least to Gurkhas were granted equal
rights of residents in 2009 and all of them who enlisted after 1997 get the
same pensions as Brits but that doesn’t exactly help the veterans who need it
now though number two Burma’s Forgotten army
so as you’ve seen the British Army has a bit of a history of unequal treatment
between soldiers from different backgrounds in the Empire well guess
what here’s another one during the
aforementioned Burma Campaign the British Army didn’t just source its
fighting forces from the UK Africa it also made use the local population in
fact historian Philip Davies calls the Burmese contingents the most successful
guerrilla campaign of the Second World War the greatest defeat the Japanese
army had ever suffered in its entire history but despite that success
the Burmese contingent has come to be known as the forgotten army as part of
Burma’s Christian minority they believe they be granted autonomy but instead
were left under the authority of the Buddhist military dictatorship that
still exists to this day in Miami on top of that the Burmese British troops have
received nothing in the way of pensions largely because the country is no longer
part of the Commonwealth speaking as a Brit we really need to start paying
people number one Alan Turing in any war effort intelligence is at least as
important as the actions of the troops on the ground perhaps even more so after
all an ill-advised attack is almost certainly going to end in disaster
it’s with that exact reason that the Allied victory in World War two owed so
much to the work of Alan Turing and the Bletchley Park code breakers this group
of mathematicians put their considerable skills towards breaking Germany’s Enigma
code doing so men that they could intercept all manner of messages from
weather forecasts to the furious own communicates university of canterbury
professor jack copeland estimates the break in the Enigma code save the lives
of as many as 21 million people by shortening the war but despite a
phenomenal effect it be a stretch to say Turing was thanked for his contributions
quite the opposite in fact as a gay man in the mid 20th century Turing faced
truly devastating discrimination to the extent that in 1952 he was forced to
decide between prison and chemical castration Turing chose the latter
but to the incredible toll of that injustice led him to kill himself just
two years later what a bleak end for a man who helped save millions of lives so
that was 10 war heroes abandoned by their countries which do you think was
the worst injustice on this list let us know in the comments below and if
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100 Comments on "10 War Heroes Abandoned By Their Countries"


  1. Check out Truthstream media and corbett report for really interesting fact based videos and documentaries.

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  2. I'm from Folkestone and seeing both Walter Tull and the Gurkhas get recognised in this list made me feel really happy. They're both big parts of our community.

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  3. Regardless of religion or race if someone’s standing next to me in battle We’re brothers. Horrible to think people fought for their country while getting abuse from their own…..

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  4. yup, didn’t surprise me that my great grandfather and the navajo code talkers were treated like this sadly after serving.

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  5. Not too long ago, a war vet vented to our oh so popular Prime minister, Justin trudeau, that he was willing to die or lose limb for his country but wasn't expecting his country to turn it's back on him. Mr. Trudeau's reply? Veterans are asking for more than "we" can give. But if you're a convicted terrorist, here is several million!

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  6. Countries using the poor and minorities as cannon fodder and then thowing them in the gutter once they have served their purpose.
    No surprises there.

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  7. I believe all heroes and veterans no matter where they come from even if it's from the USA should get the recognition they deserve it is because of the very thing that they have done for their fellow man and women and country that great honor I think everybody owes it to least honor the good things that they've done and whatever is that they haven't receive should be given unto e Veterans war hero because of the Great Valiant service that they did back when they served people need to be more understanding and more kind are people just like you and me does it matter what color of their skin or what they are what matters is that fact that they should be honored when they have been forgotten let's not forget them anymore let's honor these amazing men who did heroic Acts because if it were your grandfather that were in a war or something like that he was a veteran and he was forgotten when she want to do anything you could to have everyone to remember that he did something great something so heroic anyways that's what I'm trying to imply that you must try to remember that just because they've been forgotten doesn't mean we have to forget we can stand up and allow a great challenge in our world make things beautiful the theme can be true with the heroes that did those who heroic Acts so I hope this inspires you one way or another to help others have a blessed day.

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  8. We are all human beings no matter what color we are and should be treated and paid the same. People need to loose the pregidist

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  9. The Brits could also not wait to get rid of the Poles after the war once their usefullness had worn off.

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  10. what if they were killed for a different reason ?
    i think there is more to it then what the video shows ,maybe some of them were killed for another reason but the information never got out because it's top secret .

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  11. Siege of Jadotville is a quality movie about a unit of 158 Irish soldiers stationed in Congo as part of UN Peace Keeping effort who fought off a private militia while severely under equipped and hugely outnumbered. When the Irish lads could no longer fight they surrendered and were kept as POWs for a month and upon returning to Ireland were branded as cowards. Throughout the conflict,they suffered 0 casualties

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  12. And its Tommy this and Tommy that and Tommy go away, but its thin red line of heros when the band begins to play.

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  13. These men deserved so much more than what they got despite how much they risked and sacrificed. I salute them all.

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  14. Humanity: “Oh that guy who saved our lives and fought in the war, almost died saving his comrades, defeated an evil that would have burned the whole world but he has a different ideology and race? HE IS NOT A HERO!!!! KILL HIM!!!”

    Also Humanity: “Those plastic looking K-Pop ‘Men’ who have plastic personalities and have a lack of any depth who also get millions and millions because he did a 2 second dance and won’t even share his icone to charities and those who actually need money? NOW THAT’S A HERO!!! MAKE HIM A STATUE AND A SPECIAL HOLIDAY COMMEMERATING HIS BIRTHDAY!!!!”

    I want to die

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  15. Turing quite literally changed the world and human civilization forever, he set the path of progression for modern technology as we know it. Father of modern computer science, which makes him the father of computer science to modern society

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  16. Tell me one heroe, who wasnt abandoned. In old day u would get as a prize, part of a war spoil. Now they gave u a medal and thats not abandoned? Show me the moneyyyy.

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  17. Biggest injustice is leaving out Karel Janoušek for guys who just didnt get medals after war buh huh horrible stuff Janoušek got locked up in fucking jail after WWII, what a joke of a list.

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  18. Of course all of these war heros still alive should be recognized and awarded. But please stop upholding the action of these people to our today`s moral standards. Of course there was racism in the imperial army, it was a century ago, but they cannot be blamed for not having been woke enough. If anyone uf us had lived during that time period, we would also have been racists…

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  19. wow I didnt think the Brits were as bad as us when it came to race in those days. wow thanks for that video

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  20. Prime example of how black people always had to work 3 times harder than a white person to get close to being the white mans equal

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  21. The point of the video is this. Don't help white people, they will screw you over and betray. Trust me I live in the UK, I know….

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  22. All of them deserve more than just thanks for your help, now fuck off, these men and women who in a lot of cases gave their lives for the cause. The Navaho, Alan Turin, the Gurkhas, whom I have personally fought beside a few units of them and in all honesty you could never ask for a better group of people to have your back in a fight, not only that, but also to call a friend, a fellow soldier and more improtantly and this applies to all those wrongly discriminated against a fellow HUMAN BEING.

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  23. Tbh I think even today most if not all long serving and great soldiers are abandoned especially over in the UK when they leave and get PTSD and other mental health issues. The mental health service doesn't do enough to support them. That's why a lot of them commit suicide.

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  24. Fascinating list but dear Lord learn to control the volume of your voice. Loud one second, the next, can’t barely hear you.

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  25. Check your maps. Burma is not an island but part of the Asian mainland. I may show as Myanmar on your maps.

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  26. I find it sad that people who got left behind and trapped were considered escapees and so faced execution or prison with constant abuse from others about abandoning their people. All because they got left behind and trapped and they wonder why the soldiers had mental health problems. Or even though Norway isn't apart of the Commonwealth they helped Britain out a lot during WW2. The Norwegians were successful at the job and survived and yet Britain took all the glory and pride. But you could also go as far as saying we abandoned Germany aswell. Are Royal family are relatives of the Saxons and have family living in Europe, and at the time in Germany. We choose to think about ourselves and went against them which in some sense were kind of our own. It's kind of no wonder when you look at it that way why Hitler took such a disliking towards Jews. Especially when not long before the WW started Britain was in the Boer War. A few similarities appear when comparing the two. I can't even imagine how many people we let down or abandoned. I kind of dread to think.

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  27. If you're so anti war,why are you trying to get recognition for warriors?
    Not just England to blame, there are four countries in the UK.

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  28. Socialism is not the same as communism so I find it quite annoying that when saying socialism you show a Soviet flag. I myself am a socialist but in no way shape or form am a communist

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  29. "They" were aware that Jews were exterminated as early as 1942? Then you wonder why Israel garners no quarter?

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  30. Either Burma's army or the gurkas because of the size, the other were just one person so not so bad for them.

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  31. What about Karel Janoušek, he commanded the Czechoslovak aircrews in exile in Britain. During this time the Germans murdered his wife and siblings. Upon his return home he was ousted from his post and send in prison for most of his remaining life. Truly a remarkable man who gave everything for his country.

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  32. You ought to check the pronunciation of the name, which is easy with… Google, for instance (W. PILETZSKY, that'd be right). Best,

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  33. Australia sent 50 Aboriginal trackers to South Africa during the Boer War & never brought them home.

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  34. Sent to a prison where the heroes are judged as traitors accused of treason by his own sentenced by under the pressure of foreign influence men he once fought to free

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