10 Amazing Self-Sacrifices in the World

Vincent Coleman

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A hero of the Halifax tragedy, he went to work on December 6, 1917 as a Railway Dispatcher for Halifax’s North End station As he relieved the night dispatcher at the telegraph, there was a collision and French munitions ship Mont-Blanc had caught fire and about to explode. Worried about the incoming Passenger Train No. 10 and its occupants; he delivered his famous telegraph message: “Hold up the train. Ammunition ship afire in harbor making for Pier 6 and will explode. Guess this will be my last message. Good-bye boys.”