In An Extraordinary Act Of Heroism, This Sailor Sealed Himself Inside A Sinking Submarine

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Henry Breault came into the world on October 14, 1900, in the city of Putnam in Connecticut. When he was just 16, he decided to join the Royal Navy. That said something about his spirit. Enlisting with the British navy in 1916 meant making a start fighting the Germans the year before his native country even entered the First World War.

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