Lucky Dented Penny That Saved Soldier’s Life During WWI Comes to Light 100 Years Later
By Good News Network – Mar 15, 2019
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A dented penny which saved the life of a British soldier by deflecting an enemy bullet during World War I has come to light after 100 years.
Private John Trickett kept the penny in the top breast pocket of his soldier’s uniform as a poignant reminder of home during the conflict – and it proved to be his lucky coin when it took the impact of a German bullet on a French battlefield in 1914.
An enemy soldier had aimed his weapon at Pt. Trickett’s heart, but the penny deflected the danger and ultimately saved his life.
It was kept by the serviceman as a reminder of how he stared death in the eye during the war, which claimed 10 million soldier’s lives including those of his two brothers.
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“I’ve heard about random objects deflecting bullets to save lives before but, until now, I’d never had the opportunity to see and examine them myself.
“I hope a keen militaria collector will buy and treasure these items. The penny is a poignant reminder of the fine line between life and death, particularly in wartime.”
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Hard to imagine the turn history would have taken if that man hadn’t been saved.
All his progeny wouldn’t have been there.
Reminds me of the tragedy of abortion and all those futures lost.
Hopefully it inspires us to think of what could have been and fight for life.
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