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Pictured: Bob Roberts pictured at his home in Bournemouth, Dorset.
A D-day hero who captured the tallest soldier in the German army in a rare light hearted moment of World War Two has died aged 97.
Corporal Bob Roberts, who stood at 5ft 3ins, took the surrender of 7ft 6ins Jakob Nacken in September 1944.
Before that he had been the second man on to Juno Beach and was nearly killed several times during the Battle of Normandy.
Bob and a colleague located a cliff side German machine gun post wreaking havoc on the beaches before taking it out with a flame thrower.
He survived being shot in the helmet and then killed a German soldier who pulled a pistol on him as he was being captured.