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Pictured: Brigadier General Gerald Hunt. <br />
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The heroism of a British World War One officer who sacrificed his life to save his men can be revealed after his medals emerged for sale for £8,000.<br />
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Brigadier General Gerald Hunt, of the 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, single-handedly held up the Germans for two hours to enable his fellow troops to withdraw their position.<br />
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He ignored numerous calls from Battalion HQ to fall back and kept engaging the enemy until he was shot in the head by a sniper and killed instantly during the opening skirmishes of the German Spring Offensive.